PayPal Is Testing Out Mobile Payment at McDonald's Restaurants

By Molly Oswaks on at

Just as it was announced last week that Square will become the mobile payment platform for Starbucks going forward, PayPal now has revealed it too has designs on the fastfood/payment gameā€”its conquest: McDonalds.

Currently 30 different McDonald's restaurants in France are testing out the mobile PayPal payment method, a technology that is forthcoming in the next 24 months, a rep for the company confirmed with Reuters.

PayPal, Reuters notes, "has already signed up more than 15 retailers, including Home Depot and Office Depot, to accept PayPal payments in their stores." McDonalds, however, would be PayPal's holy grail.

This is all well and good, and it will be interesting to see how it works out, but I can't help but wonder who will need to pay for their Pound Saver Menu snacks with a mobile payment app. [Reuters]