Can You Pay With Google Pay at McDonald’s and On the App?: Answered

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In a world where technology is reshaping the way we live, dine, and pay, the fast-food industry has embraced digital innovations to enhance customer experiences.

With just a few taps on our smartphones, we can now order our favorite meals, customize them to our liking, and have them delivered right to our doorstep. But what about the in-store experience? Does the iconic golden arches, McDonald’s, welcome the modern convenience of Google Pay?

Gone are the days of fumbling for loose change in our pockets or reaching for our wallets. With the rise of mobile payment platforms like Google Pay, customers can now make transactions with ease, speed, and enhanced security.

So, if you’re curious about whether you can use your smartphone to treat yourself to that beloved Big Mac or 6-pack of Chicken McNuggets, keep reading to discover whether Google Pay is accepted in-store, using the app, at the drive-thru, and much more…

Does McDonald’s Accept Google Pay? The Short Answer

McDonald’s does accept Google Pay and it can be used as payment in the restaurant at the counter, at the drive-thru, and at the self-service kiosk machine. Google Pay is also now supported on the McDonald’s app.

It is one of many methods of payment you can use in-store.

Does the McDonald’s App Take Google Pay?

I downloaded the McDonald’s app not too long back on my Android device to see how it worked and was disappointed to find it didn’t provide an option to use Google Pay.

However, I have downloaded an updated version recently and it is now provided in the payment options:

Another great thing is that the app now also supports PayPal when it previously didn’t.

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Can You Use Google Pay at the McDonald’s Drive-thru?

Yes, you can use Google Pay at the McDonald’s drive-thru.

Simply make your order, proceed to the window and present your mobile device with Google Pay and you can pay the cashier as normal.

How to Use Google Pay at McDonald’s Drive-Thru?

Here’s how to use Google Pay at the drive-thru:

Step-by-step guide to Using Google Pay at McDonald’s Drive Thru

  • Step 1: Wake up your phone and put any password in
  • Step 2: Move your Google Pay enabled device to the contactless reader
  • Step 3: Wait a few seconds and you will get a blue tick on the screen
  • Step 4: Follow any instructions on screen

How to Set Up Google Pay to Use at McDonald’s?

Setting up Google Pay is easy to do on an Android Phone.

To set it up do the following:-

To set up Google Pay on your Android phone, follow these steps:

  1. Access your phone
  2. Proceed to find and open your Google Pay app which can be downloaded from the Play Store.
  3. The middle of the screen should then say “payment method”. Click that.
  4. You can then add a debit or credit card of your choice
  5. Follow the instructions to add the payment method
  6. Present your mobile device to the cashier for contactless payments in the restaurant

Other Ways to Pay at McDonald’s

If you don’t have Google Pay or want to pay with another payment method, there are plenty of other options at Mcdonald’s.

You can pay:

  • With cash (instore and drive-thru only)
  • With a debit card (instore, drive-thru and with the McDonald’s app)
  • With a credit card (instore, drive-thru and with the McDonald’s app)
  • With Samsung Pay (instore and drive-thru only)
  • With Apple Pay (instore, drive-thru and with the McDonald’s app)
  • With PayPal (using the app only)

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Should You Use Google Pay at McDonald’s?

Google Pay has quite a few advantages and benefits compared to more traditional payment methods including:

Advantages of Google Pay

  • It’s faster
  • It’s very secure as it’s accessed via a security key
  • No extra charges
  • Easy and convenient to use
  • It’s free

Disadvantages of Google Pay

  • It requires your mobile device so if you’re out of battery or don’t have it with you, you’re scuppered
  • You can’t use it with the McDonald’s app
  • It’s not 100% secure
  • It doesn’t work with all credit cards

Final Thoughts

In summary, Google Pay is extremely well supported at McDonald’s and can be used whether you’re paying in-store (both at the counter and using the self-service kiosk), at the drive-thru, or when using the app.

As we reach the end of our exploration into the digital revolution at McDonald’s, one thing is abundantly clear: Technology has become an integral part of the fast-food experience, and Google Pay has found its way into the golden arches.

The convenience of Google Pay has proven to be a game-changer for both McDonald’s loyal customers and the restaurant chain itself. With a simple tap of a smartphone, orders are processed swiftly, leaving more time for customers to savor their favorite meals or catch up with friends and family.

Not only does Google Pay offer seamless transactions, but it also adds an extra layer of security, ensuring that your personal information and payment details remain safe and protected.

About the author

Oliver graduated from law school in 2008 and has practiced exclusively in the field of civil litigation for the last 10 years. He has a wealth of experience and expertise in litigation involving large financial losses and a special interest in consumer law. He has achieved numerous 7 figure settlements and has been involved in multi-billion dollar class-action consumer lawsuits against companies such as the Volkswagen Group. Away from the law, he is a consumer information and personal finance writer, having been featured in key publications such as Yahoo Finance, GO Banking Rates, NewsBreak, MEL Magazine, and many more.

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