Payments News

Target, Taco Bell, And Other Chains Are the Latest to Sign up for Apple Pay

Jan 22, 2019

Apple Inc. on Tuesday announced Target Corp., Taco Bell, and two regional chains are the latest merchants to agree to accept Apple Pay in-store, a development that could bolster the mobile-payments service and further smooth the road for contactless payments in the United States. Separately, Target announced it will also “soon” accept two Apple Pay rivals, Samsung Pay and Google Pay, as well as contactless cards on the Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Discover networks.

Minneapolis-based Target, which has long accepted Apple Pay in its mobile app and online but has held out against taking it at its physical checkouts, is phasing in in-store acceptance now and will have it available at all of its 1,850 U.S. stores “in the coming weeks,” according to the announcement. Meanwhile, Taco Bell will roll out Apple Pay to its more than 7,000 U.S. restaurants “in the next few months,” Apple says. The Irvine, Calif.-based chain is a unit of Yum! Brands Inc.

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