Fans of the Pei Wei Asian-inspired restaurant chain can now pay for their lettuce wraps via Apple Pay, as the chain announced on Wednesday that it has begun offering Apple’s mobile payments solution as a payment option in its nearly 200 locations across the United States.
“Accepting Apple Pay is a win for Pei Wei because it’s convenient and gives our guests the flexibility to use their preferred method of payment,” said Pei Wei CEO Ralph Bower. “It allows us to safely and quickly process transactions, increasing both customer service and restaurant efficiency. This is just one way we’re implementing the latest technology to improve the dining experience.”
The company piloted accepting Apple Pay at sixteen of its locations in and around the Phoenix, AZ area in July. A nationwide launch of support took place yesterday, August 4. The company invested in a company-wide implementation of new payment terminals, pin pad devices, and point-to-point encryption.
Apple Pay is accepted at nearly 750,000 locations in the Unites States and the United Kingdom. Apple plans to rollout the service in additional countries, including China and Canada, in the near future. The Cupertino-based company added 46 more banks and credit unions to its Apple Pay Rolls on Tuesday.