Report: McDonald’s Testing ‘McD Ordering’ App That Allows Customers To Pay Ahead For Orders

COLUMBUS, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – A new order-ahead and mobile payment app for McDonald’s is reportedly being tested at 22 locations in Columbus, Ga.

The “McD Ordering” app is linked to a credit or debit card which automatically charges a customer when they scan a QR code displayed at the restaurant, Business Insider reported.

The phone will then display the customer’s order number and once their items are ready the customer picks up the items without waiting in a line or interacting with a cashier.

Roughly 10 customers a day have been using the test at app at one participating McDonald’s franchise, Gabriel Perez, a shift manager at the location, told Business Insider.

“We haven’t really advertised it yet, but once we do it’s going to get big,” Perez said. “You don’t have to wait in line.”

The Georgia pilot program for the app marks the first U.S. debut of a McDonald’s branded mobile payment app.

The “McD App” is a separate McDonald’s app which provides coupons and loyalty offers in multiple test markets, but none in Georgia.

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