Subway partners with PayPal for remote ordering

Subway's new app and online ordering system offers remote ordering and payment, adds Android Pay and will soon incorporate PayPal (NASDAQ:PAPL) as payment option.

Subway isn't pledging allegiance to a single payment provider. Rather, the restaurant chain seems intent on offering as many digital payment options as possible. Android Pay joins Apple Pay as one of the secure mobile payment options in-store at the point of sale.

"Our customers are at the center of everything we do, and we know mobile is playing a key role in all of their lives," said Valencia Johnson, a Subway restaurant manager in Los Angeles, in a company statement.

There's also a desktop component with order.subway.com. Customers can choose a restaurant, then customize and place their orders for pickup. PayPal's "One Touch" solution will be enabled to let users store payment information. One Touch will also be available on mobile devices.

"As part of our continued commitment to improve, we knew that offering online and mobile tools to our busy customers was critical to ensuring they cannot only eat fresh; but fast," said Subway CIO Carman Wenkoff.

PayPal officially separated from parent company eBay on July 21, freeing the payment platform to forge new partnerships and grow as a mobile wallet in the fast growing category.

For more:
-See this Subway press release

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