McDonald’s announced on Tuesday that it now accepts Softcard for NFC-based mobile payments on Android at its restaurants across the United States. The move comes just over a week after McDonald’s became one of the more high-profile launch partners for Apple Pay, which enables iPhone users to tap and pay with their smartphone.
McDonald’s will be accepting Softcard payments both in stores and at the drive-thru window, allowing for an expanded number of Android users to make contactless payments.
The fast food chain already accepts Google Wallet at McDonald’s locations where payment terminals support the MasterCard PayPass and Visa payWave contactless systems.
“We are pleased to announce this national launch after a successful pilot program that began in 2013. Our work with Softcard further reinforces McDonald’s commitment to customer service and convenience,” said Anja Carroll, vice president of Media and Consumer Connection for McDonald’s USA. “By collaborating with top brands in the mobile payments and commerce space, we’re able to deliver a more meaningful experience to our customers that includes greater speed, ease and value.”
Softcard is a mobile wallet app that combines payments, offers and loyalty into one and is available for NFC-capable Android devices through the Play Store. The mobile payments solution was previously known as Isis Wallet, although it was forced to rebrand earlier this year to avoid association with the violent militant group of the same name.
Subway also recently announced that it will begin accepting Softcard payments at its franchise locations across the United States.