Tim Hortons Announces Quickpay Tim Card on Your Smart Phone
OAKVILLE, ON, Dec. 12, 2013
Introducing mobile tap and scan payment options for in-restaurant purchases
OAKVILLE, ON, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Tim Hortons today announced new
mobile payment options aimed at improving speed of service and enhancing guest
experience in its restaurants throughout Canada and the United States. As part
of the company's ongoing commitment to operational excellence and guest
satisfaction, the strategy includes the adoption of technological innovations
at both the restaurant level and through the company's popular TimmyMe™ mobile
"We're always looking to provide our Tim Hortons guests with the best overall
customer experience, and mobile payment is one area that we feel can help
streamline the average time spent at the order counter," said David Clanachan,
Chief Operating Officer, Tim Hortons. "These new innovations offer secure,
quick and easy payment alternatives, allowing our guests more time enjoying
their favourite food and beverages."
Now available at participating restaurants throughout Canada and the United
States guests using BlackBerry® 10 smartphones (including the BlackBerry® Q5,
BlackBerry® Q10, BlackBerry®Z10 and BlackBerry® Z30 smartphones) will be able
to register a Tim Card on the TimmyMe™ mobile app and use near field
communication (NFC) tap-to-pay technology to complete their order. This is one
of the first integrations of an NFC based stored value card solution with
existing payment terminals. Future development plans will also see this
platform expanded to Android 4.4 devices.
Tim Hortons has also launched a barcode payment pilot program in the Niagara
region in Canada and at select USA Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurants in
Maine, Michigan, New York, and Ohio. The barcode technology, which provides a
scan-to-pay option once a Tim Card has been registered on the TimmyMe™ app,
supports Apple devices running OS 6.0 or later and Android devices running OS
4.0 or later.
"Tim Hortons is taking a customer-centric and technology-neutral approach
while leveraging mobile payments to create unique customer value and
experiences," said Rick Oglesby, senior analyst, Aite Group. "It combines the
benefits of the cloud with benefits of NFC into a single solution, making it
one of the first of its kind in QSR and something we should see a lot more of
in the future."
Guests looking for the fastest and easiest way to pay are encouraged to
download the TimmyMe™ app on their mobile device and register a Tim Card to
establish a payment balance in their personal account.
Tim Hortons has partnered with First Data Corporation, a global leader in
payment processing and e-commerce solutions, to deliver tap and scan payments
through their mobile gateway technology. First Data makes it possible for
registered Tim Card users to securely make mobile payments and view their Tim
Card balance and transaction history.
For participating restaurant locations, FAQs, and to download the TimmyMe™
mobile app, visit TimHortons.com/MobilePay in Canada and
TimHortons.com/USMobilePay in the United States.
Tim Hortons Inc. Overview
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North
America based on market capitalization, and the largest in Canada. Operating
in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals
to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee,
hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos and espresso
shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini
and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods and other food products.
As of September 29, 2013, Tim Hortons had 4,350 systemwide restaurants,
including 3,500 in Canada, 817 in the United States and 33 in the Gulf
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