Paypal brings wallet free dining to town

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of getting an insider look at the innovative things PayPal is doing with mobile wallets. A “happy hour,” of sorts, was held at Boehmer in Toronto and this intimate event really opened my eyes to the future of mobile payments.

 

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Paypal has partnered with TouchBistro (which is the neat system that many of my favourite local spots have started using in lieu of traditional Point of Sale systems) to enable diners to check in and PayPal-it.

What does that mean?
It means you can simply walk into your local bar/coffee shop, order, and not have to fumble for cash or a card. It’s an almost seamless way to pay, and be on your way.  This also means that if you are like me and have a limited amount of time for lunch, you don’t have to wait for your bill when dining in. It even allows you to split checks and be on your merry way in no time. It was an absolute treat to be able to combine two of my interests: really good food and really cool technology. The Paypal app is accepted at more than 50 locations in Toronto  and will be rolling out everywhere soon. Thanks to the team at Paypal and Edelman for having me.

 

Check out more shots from the night. All courtesy of Teddy Chau

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Extra attentive servers and opportunities to talk to the team at Paypal

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Gorgeous Charcuterie board.

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Skilled bartenders

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Heaven on a spoon.

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Probably the best fried chicken I’ve ever eaten.

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