VTB and Burger King launch QR-code payments as cashless payments soar in Russia
VTB Bank and the Burger King restaurant chain have implemented the ability to pay for orders in restaurants through the Bank of Russia’s quick payment system using a QR code. The technology allows restaurant customers to pay for their order using the new contactless payment technology, without using a bank card.
The customer just needs to choose a payment method using the quick payment system, scan the QR code that appears on the cash register display using their smartphone camera, and confirm the payment in their bank’s mobile app, where it will be automatically sent. There is no need to enter data on the amount, or payment details, as the QR code already contains all the necessary information.
“We are seeing the growing popularity of non-cash payments and increasingly that means using smartphones. This change is due not only to the current situation, but also to the convenience of these payment methods. Customers always choose the most convenient method of payment, and the new solution using the quick payment system meets all the requirements, because it is clear, convenient for customers and significantly saves time on making payments. The latter is particularly relevant for the Burger King restaurant chain.” said Alexander Botsiev, Head of Settlement Sales and Passive Products in the Transactional Business Department, senior Vice President of VTB Bank.
Dmitry Medovoy, CEO of Burger King Russia, said: “Our priority at this time is to make as many of our services as possible even safer for our guests. We have already launched a mobile app with the ‘order and pick up’ function, contactless home delivery, and significantly strengthened disinfection measures in restaurants. And today we are happy to announce the launch of a new payment service that allows you to pay for an order at Burger king using a QR code. With this feature, our guests will be able to avoid unnecessary contact when paying for their food.”
Burger king Russia is a fast food restaurant chain with more than 800 restaurants and 20,000 employees in Russia. Burger king is the second largest fast food restaurant chain in the world that specializes in burgers.