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McDonald’s Mobile Order and Pay has launched in Canada

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McDonald’s Mobile Order and Pay has launched in Canada

from http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/news/mcdon ... er-canada/

source http://mashable.com/2016/11/04/mcdonald ... obile-pay/
McDonald's will start offering pay-by-phone beginning next year, in 20,000 to 25,000 restaurants across the U.S. and in countries such as Canada, Australia, the UK and France. Other new options will include pay kiosks at restaurants. Right now, there are 7,000 kiosks that are mostly in Europe, Becca Hary, a McDonald's spokeswoman, told Mashable in an email.
Anyone going to try this when it becomes available?
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Maybe I don't go to McDonald's when it's busy but for me the automated kiosk is enough.
For me I can't really think of a situation where I'm going to be at a McDonald's in the very near future AND am able to use my phone for any extended period of time (read: I'm usually driving to said McDonald's)

I can't argue that it'll save a few minutes but unless I time it just perfectly either I'm waiting for my food or my food is waiting for me.
Cold fries suck so I'd rather wait a minute or two to ensure I beat my food rather than have it sit around for 5 minutes and get cold.
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death_hawk wrote:
Nov 6th, 2016 8:14 pm
Maybe I don't go to McDonald's when it's busy but for me the automated kiosk is enough.
For me I can't really think of a situation where I'm going to be at a McDonald's in the very near future AND am able to use my phone for any extended period of time (read: I'm usually driving to said McDonald's)

I can't argue that it'll save a few minutes but unless I time it just perfectly either I'm waiting for my food or my food is waiting for me.
Cold fries suck so I'd rather wait a minute or two to ensure I beat my food rather than have it sit around for 5 minutes and get cold.
There can be breakfast rushes where the line up is 20+ people, even for the kiosk. Maybe you can skip the line with the app
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Maybe I'm over simplifying things but it can't be that hard to implement - Ritual is mobile order & pay for hundreds of different restaurants at no extra cost so surely it should be easier to implement the same thing but for one company...
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The main reason why I bring up Sure tap is because it was nice to just tap the ONE sure tap app to pay instead of having to scroll through the smart phone to find the right app for the business you're trying to make purchase at.
If every business is running a separate app now, it might be easier to just do tap and go with your interac card instead. (if your bank has that option)
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playnicee1 wrote:
Nov 7th, 2016 1:58 am
it might be easier to just do tap and go with your interac card instead. (if your bank has that option)
Outside of line concerns (which I never encounter at McDonald's but maybe I go at weird times or to less busy locations) this is basically true.
Not only for Interac either. Credit card.
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death_hawk wrote:
Nov 6th, 2016 8:14 pm
Maybe I don't go to McDonald's when it's busy but for me the automated kiosk is enough.
I've been using the machines since 2014. In order of what's fastest for your order: 1.) Cashier; 2.) Drive through; 3.) Machine.

Since the machines arrived, the cashier lines have gotten really short, but the machines go through so many steps and options that if you know your order it'll still take longer. The gamble with the cashier line is that the person in front of you could be really slow about deciding their order. Drive through orders seem to get priority, but similar to the cashier line you're gambling with the car in front of you.
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Mar 15th, 2017 9:58 pm
I've been using the machines since 2014. In order of what's fastest for your order: 1.) Cashier; 2.) Drive through; 3.) Machine.

Since the machines arrived, the cashier lines have gotten really short, but the machines go through so many steps and options that if you know your order it'll still take longer. The gamble with the cashier line is that the person in front of you could be really slow about deciding their order. Drive through orders seem to get priority, but similar to the cashier line you're gambling with the car in front of you.
Cashier might be faster, but the order inaccuracy is ridiculously high.
Even if it's slower I will 100% avoid cashiers if I can. I'll actually go to lengths to visit a different McDonalds in the future if they don't have the kiosk.
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I like how Starbucks mobile order let me customize my drink and know the price beforehand.

Mcdonalds seems to have different prices at different location. Not sure how they are going to solve that.
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schweiny wrote:
Mar 16th, 2017 2:38 pm
Mcdonalds seems to have different prices at different location. Not sure how they are going to solve that.
I can't see that being an issue since you're most likely going to have to pick a location first before placing an order.
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McDonald’s first announced last fall it would bring mobile ordering to Canada, and as of this morning, it appears the fast food chain is ready for the rollout, as their My McD’s iOS app has been updated with details on how it will work.

According to the company, the initial rollout is limited to Edmonton, Hamilton and Quebec City, but with “more locations coming soon.”

Full details at http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/app-store/ ... -canada-2/

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About time, this is going to be the greatest thing ever

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