August 16, 2012

Dunkin' Donuts launches mobile pay app

Dunkin' Donuts has launched its first mobile pay application, allowing customers at most of its Connecticut and some 7,000 other stores to forgo cash or plastic and just flash a smartphone, The Associated Press reports.

Consumers can also use the free app to send virtual gift cards via text, email or Facebook, the Massachusetts fast-food franchisor said.

Users can store and purchase Dunkin Donuts Cards on their iPhones, iPads or Androids and add money to the virtual cards, like customers do with plastic ones. But rather than offer a physical Dunkin' card to the cashier, users open the app and pull up a barcode for the cashier to scan.

The app should speed up lines at Dunkin' locations as users won't have to wait for change or for their credit cards to be processed.

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