UK restaurant chain Little Chef has deployed a contactless payment system using Barclaycard technology across all 173 Little Chef roadside restaurants, including its Coffee Tempo brand and Burger King franchises. The payments system will allow customers to purchase meals quicker and easier, letting them get straight back on the road for their onward journey after their meal.
Following successful rollouts of contactless by Barclays and Barclaycard in London across establishments such as EAT and Subway, Little Chef’s adoption will see the technology implemented in all of its outlets.
Tracey Mulligan, interim managing director, Little Chef, said: “We’re constantly working on improving our offer within Little Chef. As well as food and service, technology plays a big part in improving the customer experience and making our offer relevant to today’s busy traveller. We believe that contactless is an important part of the future of payments and are committed to embracing it in its early stages.”
Contactless allows customers to make purchases of £15 or less, without the need to enter a PIN or enter their card into a payment terminal. Once the card has been held over the contactless terminal, the transaction uses a secure network to automatically add the purchase to the customer’s credit card bill or debit it from their current account.
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