Wendy's app now allows you to pay online

Wendy's app now allows you to pay online
Wendy's is using its mobile app in an effort to attract young, smartphone obsessed youngsters. You've seen these kids. They are the ones walking into the restaurant with their heads down, staring at the screens in front of them, even while eating. To make dining at the fast food establishment a lot more convenient, Wendy's has a mobile payments feature on its app that is available at many (but not all) Wendy's locations. Just the other day, Burger King announced that it would be extending the reach of its mobile payment app to 7000 stores from just a handful.

But Wendy's left out the most important part of offering an app in the first place. There are no coupons, discounts or deals, something that the BK app is chock-full of. Where it does copy its rival's app is with the mobile payments and the nutritional value chart which tells you that a triple everything with cheese is an artery-clogging 1030 calories.  Tapping the app will provide you with a numeric code that you repeat to the cashier when it comes time to pay for your meal. That is similar to how Burger King is handling mobile payments on its app.

The My Wendy's app is available from both iTunes and the Google Play Store, and will probably be a welcome addition to your app drawer once the hot weather arrives and a nice cold Frosty is just what you need to cool off.


source: Wendy's via AP, Engadget

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14 Comments

1. Sauce unregistered

Does anyone else dip their amazing chicken nuggets or french fries into that godly Frosty?! ...or am I just weird like that? Lol

3. Jommick

Posts: 221; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

You are not alone.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nope. Definitely not weird lol.

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

reminds me of wendygarret,,,,,,?

11. irvinkeith

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 27, 2010

I thought u just kinda were supposed to do that anyways :)

12. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

Sauce, I don't normally agree with things you say, but Wendy's fries dipped in a Frosty is unbelievably fantastic. Godspeed.

13. Sauce unregistered

Tell me about it. I'm surprised they don't have a Frosifries meal on the menu by now.

2. bradley8795

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

You're just weird like that I guess. lol

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Baconator + Spicy Nuggets + Fries + Frosty = heaven.

14. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

dang, that's a whole lotta calories right there.

7. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Or I could just pay with NFC. Unfortunately I have yet to visit a Wendy's with tap to pay available.

8. Sauce unregistered

Get a debit card with a chip built in. I love it. I just slap my wallet on the swipe machine and the payment goes through.

9. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

They should just allow you to order and pay over your phone without waiting in line. There's no point unless you have a large order.

15. jamesedward318 unregistered

I couldn't tell you the last time I had some fast food and it will be another lifetime before I eat any of this trash. Where I live at I would not dare pay with an app and go into the Wendy's around here and expect my order. Chances are they will screw it up royally. Fail Fail!

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