McDonald’s is to begin piloting a mobile ordering and payment service in China in the third quarter of this year, with the aim of speeding payments and to meet consumer demand. “Given Chinese consumers being so digital, we are now preparing,” a spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal. The news follows fast food chain KFC’s partnership with Alipay to accept mobile payments in nearly 5,000 locations.
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