McDonald’s fans in West & South India can now enjoy seamless payments online
Bengaluru, 13 June 2018: McDonald’s fans can now order their favorite burgers, fries and wraps seamlessly at the click of a button using Amazon Pay! Amazon and Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt Ltd (HRPL) that operates McDonald’s restaurants in West and South India have formed an alliance that allows customers shopping on McDelivery to enjoy the ease of one-click purchase using Amazon Pay.
Today, customers are looking for convenience, variety and quick delivery. Considering that Amazon Pay offers quick, easy and safe digital payments and McDelivery is delivering smiles in over 20 cities in West and South India, this tie-up is a natural progression for both players. The tie-up will also enable customers to avail of various offers, weekend deals, and cash backs.
Following the announcement of several key partnerships, Amazon has noted a significant increase in activity on weekends driven primarily by food, ticketing and travel. With this announcement, Amazon will drive many customers to use Amazon Pay on McDelivery, helping to improve the payments conversion rates.
Commenting on the partnership, Manesh Mahatme, Director – Acceptance and Merchant Payments, said, “We are happy to partner with McDelivery to extend the trusted and convenient Amazon Pay experience for customers. We understand our customers’ needs and continuously seek to enhance their payment experience across platforms they frequently use. Our primary tenet of any partnership is to make digital payments the most trusted, convenient and rewarding choice for customers.”
Ranjith Paliath, Senior Vice President – Business Operations & Restaurant Enablement , McDonald’s India (West & South) said, “We are excited to announce the new addition to our payments portfolio. McDelivery along with Amazon Pay aims at delivering a seamless experience to all its patrons who love to indulge in McDonald’s offerings anywhere anytime. With this partnership, we are also extending our commitment to transform the customer experience both within and outside our restaurants.”
Amazon Pay can be used for transactions across McDelivery’s website and app, both on iOS and Android platforms. The vision of Amazon Pay is to be the most trusted and convenient payment experience for customers, sellers and merchants. With Amazon Pay, customers can go cashless and enjoy fast and easy checkouts, quicker refunds coupled with a secured shopping experience.
About Westlife Development:
Westlife Development Limited (BSE: 505533) (WDL) focuses on putting up and operating Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) in India through its subsidiary Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt. Ltd. The Company operates a chain of McDonald’s restaurants in west and south India, having a master franchisee relationship with McDonald’s Corporation USA, through the latter’s Indian subsidiary. Marquee investors such as Arisaig India Fund Ltd, SBI Mutual Fund, Tree Line Asia Master Fund (Singapore) and Ward Ferry Fund, among others, are stakeholders in WDL.
About Hardcastle Restaurants:
Hardcastle Restaurants Pvt Ltd (HRPL) is a McDonald’s franchisee with rights to own and operate McDonald’s restaurants in India’s west and south markets. HRPL has been a franchisee in this part of India since its inception in 1996.
HRPL serves approximately 200 million customers, annually, at its 277 (as of March 31, 2018) McDonald’s restaurants across 37 cities in the states of Telangana, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Goa and parts of Madhya Pradesh, and provides direct employment to over 8,000 employees. McDonald’s operates through various formats and brand extensions including standalone restaurants, drive-thrus, 24/7, McDelivery and dessert Kiosks. The menu features Burgers, Finger Foods, Wraps and Hot and Cold Beverages besides a wide range of desserts. Several of the McDonald’s Restaurants feature an in-house McCafé.
The pillars of the McDonald’s system – Quality, Service, Cleanliness and Value – are evident at each of the restaurants where HRPL operates.
About Amazon Pay
Amazon Pay is a convenient and trusted way to pay digitally on and off Amazon. We are committed to the vision of a less-cash India and are working customer backwards to invent ways which reduce customer friction, improve affordability and foster everyday habits, thereby building preference for digital payments. For more information, visit www.amazon.in/amazonpay.
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