PayPal is being used as an alternate method of payment for restaurants. Everyone isn't participating in this change, but it has started to become the norm for the most popular places to eat in the world. For a better understanding about restaurants that take PayPal, read below.
Using PayPal At Restaurants
PayPal is not a bank, but is an online payment service that works worldwide. Funds can be drawn from a PayPal balance or pulled from additional sources like a credit card or bank account. Creating an account is free for both individuals and users looking to attach it to a business. The only requirement is a valid id and a funding source to pull money from. Think of the service as a middleman that handles transactions between one or more sources.
Using The Website Or App
Restaurants that accept PayPal will usually have the logo attached to their preferred ordering system. It will be a visual option during a website or app order. If the option to use the service doesn't show up at the checkout option, then chances are PayPal isn't a supported payment method.
By using a digital wallet, you combine the convenience of PayPal with tapping to pay. There are several digital wallet apps to choose from, and a good number support linking. Digital wallets are safe and will not transmit information to third parties.
The two most popular choices for digital wallets are Samsung Pay and Android Pay. The former is tied to the company's line of android phones while Android Pay is tied to modern smartphones. For iOS users, Apple Pay is available but has yet to integrate PayPal support.
PayPal Affiliated Restaurants
The list of places that support PayPal is impressive. There is bound to be one or two places on this list that match your specific taste. Paying for the meal can be done through the restaurant's website or their associated app. So, by default, that rules out using the service with businesses that don't have a website.
- Papa John's Pizza – Online/in-app
- Panera Bread – Online/in-app
- Burger King – In-app only
- Chick-fil-A – Android Pay/Samsung Pay
- Dunkin' – Android Pay/Samsung Pay
- Firehouse Subs – Android Pay/Samsung Pay (in-store only)
- Jimmy John's – Pickup Only
- Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) – Android Pay/Samsung Pay (in-store only)
- Little Caesars – Android Pay/Samsung Pay (in-store only)
- McDonald's – Android Pay/Samsung Pay (in-store only)
- Subway – Online/in-app/Android Pay/Samsung Pay
- Applebee's – Android Pay/Samsung Pay
- Buffalo Wild Wings – Android Pay/Samsung Pay
- Chili's Grill & Bar – Android Pay/Samsung Pay
- Hardee's – Samsung Pay
- The Cheesecake Factory – In-app/In-store
Places That Don't Take PayPal
If you want the following restaurants to support PayPal, be sure to drop them a line. This list can be intimidating at first, but continues to get shorter as places modernize their payment systems. There are go between services that allow you to use PayPal as an option. They have their own limitations, so trial and error are the best route to take with third party services.
- Carrabba's Italian Grill
- Chipotle Mexican Grill
- Cracker Barrel
- Domino's Pizza
- Longhorns Steakhouse
- Olive Garden
- PF. Chang's
- Pizza Hut
- Red Lobster
- Red Robin
- Ruby Tuesday
- Sonic Drive-In
- Taco Bell
- TGI Fridays
- Tim Hortons
Take advantage of restaurants that accept PayPal by using this list as a guide. Remember that even if the option to use PayPal default services isn't present, you can always ask for a PayPal branded debit or credit card. Enjoy your experience, and always put convenience first.