KFC Now Accepts Apple Pay in the United States

KFC has announced that it now accepts Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, and other mobile payment options at some of its U.S. restaurants, with nationwide adoption to be completed by the end of the summer.

"Ease of use and functionality were our first priorities," said Chris Caldwell, KFC U.S. Chief Information Officer. "When we factored in consumer concerns about security and privacy, we identified Android Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay as the best options for our guests."

In October 2015, Apple Pay vice president Jennifer Bailey confirmed that KFC, Chili's, and Starbucks would launch Apple Pay in 2016.

Apple Pay is also supported at Canadian banks BMO, Scotiabank, and TD Canada Trust starting today. Apple is "working rapidly" to expand the service to additional regions, including Hong Kong and Spain, and possibly France, Brazil, Japan, and elsewhere, in partnership with American Express and MasterCard among others.

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32 months ago
This really goes against everything Apples stands for - making things THINNER.
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32 months ago

Is this news? They've supported it in the UK since forever...

It's almost like the UK and USA are two different places!
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32 months ago
YES!!! This is the Apple Pay release I've been waiting for. iPhone 7 here I come!
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32 months ago
Apple should be focusing efforts on those non major chain brand retailers, getting all those smaller players onboard. No one ever needs to visit a KFC, there are plenty of good eating options out there.
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32 months ago

Gee gosh I s'pose you're right!

Still don't get why it's news though. A store in my town sells iTunes gift cards - should I let macrumors know?

Because those things aren't the same?
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32 months ago
YES!

How about the other Yum brands, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut?

Also, what about Chick-fil-a, the only other fast food chicken place that's actually good?
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32 months ago

i am always excited when more sellers and not banks announce support for Apple Pay. And yet, I am less excited about these chains that sell products that are, let's say, less than healthy for you. Obviously, freedom of choice, but I would love to see an announcement from Sweetgreens or Chopt'd. I know, it's just me.

Nope. Not just you. My wife eats some of the most unappetizing foods known to man; all in the name of health. She secretly hates me because I eat what I like and never gain weight. It's about moderation and variety for me. I love some KFC, just not every day.

100% agree with you about retail participants vs banks. The quicker retail locations adopt NFC, the better it will be for mobile pay services. 'Cause unless banks start selling products off the shelf, another 50 of them signing up to support the Pays (Apple and Android) it does nothing for me.

-Post relates to the US retail acceptance of NFC payments
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32 months ago

Gee gosh I s'pose you're right!

Still don't get why it's news though. A store in my town sells iTunes gift cards - should I let macrumors know?


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32 months ago
i am always excited when more sellers and not banks announce support for Apple Pay. And yet, I am less excited about these chains that sell products that are, let's say, less than healthy for you. Obviously, freedom of choice, but I would love to see an announcement from Sweetgreens or Chopt'd. I know, it's just me.
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32 months ago
So when Apple Pay finally works in Europe will you then list all the stores or will you just list the dozen that doesn't accept contactless payments? Pure curiosity
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