MyCheck, the leading checkout app for restaurants and other businesses across four major markets worldwide, has collaborated with PayPal to enable consumers to pay at table through the PayPal app. The app itself enables users to select a restaurant from a list, check-in to the venue, and once there, view ordered items and prices on the mobile device, split the bill (if desired), add a tip, redeem an offer, accrue loyalty card stamps, quickly check out by hitting the pay button without waiting for a check, and receive an email receipt.
The MyCheck capability has been operating in the UK version of the PayPal app for approximately nine months, where successful joint advertising campaigns with the Prezzo and Busaba Eathai restaurant chain drove significant adoption and usage of the app. Today's announcement reflects the expansion of the capability into the US market. Among the many New York City full service establishments that now accept the PayPal app powered by MyCheck are high profile names that include Gotham Bar & Grill, Rouge Tomate and Pera Mediterranean Brasserie.
Merchants benefit from offering the pay at table option in multiple ways, with faster turnarounds, fewer chargebacks, the ability to spend time on customer service that would have otherwise been spent preparing checks, and developing more targeted marketing based on consumption.