Sandwich chain EAT is the latest firm to roll out contactless payment across its stores. Following a successful trial in 24 London based stores over the past 18 months, EAT will roll it out across its entire network of 100 stores from mid-November.
The system allows customers to pay for items totalling £10 or less, by touching their credit card against a sensor. Rene Batsford, head of IT at EAT, said that the success and feedback from customers during the scheme’s trial period meant the decision to roll it out across the entire network was an easy one to make.
More than 9,000 outlets in the UK, including branches of Subway, Pret a Manger, Coffee Republic and Krispy Kreme, now accept contactless pay-ments with Barclaycard’s OnePulse system.