Mastercard and McDonald’s Announce Cashless Payment Options in Egypt

Mastercard and McDonald’s announced a strategic collaboration that will bring simpler and faster payment options to all McDonald’s customers when buying their favorite meal in store , at the drive thru or when ordering it online. This collaboration follows a strategic agreement signed between both entities to introduce innovative payment solutions across key markets in the Middle East and Africa.

The two new payment options meet consumers’ increasing needs for simpler, faster and secure payment solutions and give them a convenient alternative to cash. With Mastercard latest technologies, McDonald’s customers can pay for their purchases by simply using their cards at any of the 96 branches across Egypt. Furthermore, Mastercard offers consumers a hassle-free way to make online payments through the world-class MPGS (Mastercard Payment Gateway System) where they can simply order their meal online and pay with their card on check out.

“As a leading technology company in the global payment industry, we are committed to enhancing people’s lives through providing innovative payment solutions. In today’s fast paced world, convenience is a necessity and an integral part of day-to-day life. We are thrilled to work with McDonald’s and offer card holders the needed flexibility to pay for purchases anytime and anywhere,” commented Mr. Tamer Kashef, Country Manager of Mastercard Egypt.

“As a quick-service brand, we are always looking to enhance customer experience while ensuring the highest standards. In Egypt, we serve 70,000 customers daily and having seamless payment operations will help our customers get their favorite meals” said Alaa Fathi, General Manager McDonald’s. “We are excited about our partnership with Mastercard to offer more convenient, fast and secure payment options for our customers and meet the needs of their on-the-go lifestyles.”

In time, the collaboration will entail the use of other innovative payment solution such as mobile phones, QR code and contactless cards. The solutions are ideal for quick payment environments and enables customers to pay for their meals in a more convenient ways.