07.21.2020

QDOBA Implements Contactless Payment for Enhanced Safety and Security

Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant Selects FreedomPay for Next Level Commerce Solutions

SAN DIEGO (July 21, 2020)—With the safety and convenience of its guests top of mind, QDOBA Mexican Eats, a Mexican fast-casual restaurant, is implementing FreedomPay contactless payment across its more than 730 locations in the United States and Canada.

QDOBA will provide a safe and secure next-level consumer experience when dining in restaurant for enhanced convenience with FreedomPay, a leading consumer-centric contactless platform. The new touchless payment system enables QDOBA customers to have complete control over their checkout experience, giving guests the option to pay via contactless payment methods and digital wallets all on their own device, including Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay.

“Throughout these difficult and uncertain times, the care and safety of our guests has been our number one priority,” notes Keith Guilbault, CEO of QDOBA. “The contactless payment program enables us to provide a seamless and safe ordering experience, so regardless of whether you’re dining in or carrying out, you feel comfortable at QDOBA.”

Voted as the nation’s best fast-casual restaurant in 2019 and 2020 by USA Today 10Best, QDOBA is known for its flavorful, freshly prepared burritos, bowls, nachos and salads. QDOBA offers an expansive menu with high-quality ingredients, such as hand-chopped veggies, in-house pickled jalapeños and flame-grilled steak and adobo chicken. Guests are able to customize their order, or enjoy one of QDOBA’s Signature Menu items, curated by in-house executive chef, Katy Velazquez.

“FreedomPay is excited to work with QDOBA and provide a world class experience to guests across North America,” said Chris Kronenthal, President and CTO at FreedomPay. “With our suite of touchless commerce solutions, together FreedomPay and QDOBA will drive an innovative, seamless consumer experience.”

Founded in 1995, QDOBA is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant with more than 730 locations across 47 states and Canada. For more information on QDOBA, visit www.QDOBA.com.

“With our suite of touchless commerce solutions, together FreedomPay and QDOBA will drive an innovative, seamless consumer experience.” Chris Kronenthal, President and CTO at FreedomPay

About QDOBA Mexican Eats QDOBA is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant with more than 730 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Committed to delivering flavor to people’s lives, QDOBA uses ingredients prepared in-house, by hand, and fresh throughout the day, to create delicious menu options. Guests can experience QDOBA’s delicious flavors by enjoying one of its signature menu options that are chef-crafted for convenience and ease or by customizing their burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, salads, quesadillas, and nachos to fit their personal tastes. For two years in a row, QDOBA has been voted the “Best Fast Casual Restaurant” as part of the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Discover more at www.QDOBA.com or on the QDOBA app, which is available for download on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. Fans can also connect with QDOBA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

About FreedomPay Freedom Pay’s Next Level Commerce™ platform transforms existing payment systems and processes from legacy to leading edge. As the premier choice for many of the largest companies across the globe in retail, hospitality, lodging, gaming, sports and entertainment, foodservice, education, healthcare and financial services, FreedomPay's technology has been purposely built to deliver rock solid performance in the highly complex environment of global commerce. The company maintains a world-class security environment and was first to earn the coveted validation by the PCI Security Standards Council against Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE/EMV) standard in North America. FreedomPay's robust solutions across payments, security, identity, and data analytics are available in-store, online and on-mobile and are supported by rapid API adoption. The award winning FreedomPay Commerce Platform operates on a single, unified technology stack across multiple continents allowing enterprises to deliver an innovative Next Level experience on a global scale. www.freedompay.com

During the onset and aftermath of COVID-19, FreedomPay introduces the Touchless Commerce program, ensuring the safety of merchants and customers globally. Whether in a restaurant, airport, convenience store, retail outlet or hotel, enabling touchless commerce makes the checkout experience swift, simple and secure.

FreedomPay regularly produces white papers which provide in-depth understanding into the world of payment technology, data, security and commerce solutions for different sectors. Below are the links to the most recent reports:

Emerging Trends at The Point of Sale, research in partnership with Ingenico Group

Hospitality 2020+ The Reasons Why We Talk About Data-Driven Commerce

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