Burger King pilots mobile payments with Firethorn

Source: Firethorn Mobile

Leading mobile commerce enabler Firethorn Mobile, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and Burger King Corp., the world's second largest fast food hamburger restaurant chain, today announced the launch of the BK® Mobile Crown Card pilot program.

The pilot is taking place in approximately 50 BURGER KING® restaurants in Salt Lake City, Utah and surrounding metropolitan areas.

The BK Mobile Crown Card allows consumers to pay for their purchase by using an Android - or iOS-based phone to scan a QR tag placed on counters or drive up windows of participating BURGER KING restaurants.

"We are pleased to collaborate with BURGER KING on this new program because it frees BK restaurant customers of the burden of carrying plastic," said Rocco Fabiano, president for Firethorn Mobile. "This unique solution works on any Android or iOS phone and does not require new hardware investments in order to deliver this experience to restaurant guests. Firethorn continues to be focused on mobile commerce and the creation of solutions that enable consumers to gain greater utility from their ever-present mobile devices."

"At Burger King Corp., we are focused on delivering an excellent restaurant experience for our guests, which includes optimizing our point of sale technology and providing quick and easy payment options," said Kelly Maddern, chief information officer, Burger King Corp. "The BK Mobile Crown Card is the perfect fit for our technology and quality-conscious consumers who lead mobile lifestyles, and we are excited about putting this functionality into their hands, getting their feedback and building from there."

The BK Mobile Crown Card application, which is aptly named BK, is powered by Firethorn Mobile payments service and can be found in the App Store(SM) and Google Play. The BK® Mobile Crown Card is a First Data Universal Commerce integrated application and leverages the payment processor's secure prepaid technology. 

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