The news was shared by the Chick-fil-A Twitter account following an inquiry by AppleInsider writer Roger Fingas, who had heard a tip that support was already rolling out at some Chick-fil-A locations.
Chick-fil-A was first announced as an Apple Pay partner in February of 2016, and support was supposed to roll out shortly after, but it has taken several months for the restaurant to implement Apple Pay. Chick-fil-A will also be accepting Android Pay starting on August 19.
@loneswords Yes, as of August 19th, Apple Pay and Android Pay are available for payment both in-restaurant and in the Drive Thru.— Chick-fil-A, Inc. (@ChickfilA) August 17, 2016
Chick-fil-a rival KFC, which also specializes in fried chicken, began accepting Apple Pay at the beginning of June.
Apple Pay is now officially accepted by more than 100 retailers in the United States, along with all locations that allow contactless payments.
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