Ordering and paying for food online or with cashless options gets easier and easier as technology progresses and apps are created. Paying with Paypal when you don’t have any cash on you is so much easier and faster, but it is only possible when the business or restaurant is able to process the transaction. So, can you order food with Paypal?
In order to order food with Paypal, you need to first find out if the restaurant is able to accept this type of transaction. Most restaurants advertise the types of payment they accept, and as electronic forms of payment become more and more acceptable, more will notify their customers as soon as they add the new option.
If the restaurant has an online ordering system, where you can pay electronically, you can pay with the Paypal option immediately after placing your order. This way of ordering and paying even gives you the option to leave a tip if the food order is delivered to you.
Some of the biggest chain restaurants offer the ability to pay for your food order. Among those are restaurants such as Panera Bread, Chili’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Hardees, The Cheesecake Factory, and Applebee’s. This is not an exhaustive list either, but just an idea of some of the larger restaurant chains that allow you to order food with Paypal.
Another popular option to pay with Paypal when ordering from restaurants is to use a delivery service app where you order the food, a driver picks up your order and delivers it directly to you. Local, small, and restaurants that are not chains often use these services opening the door to many more places being able to accept orders that are payed through electronic means. You can quickly place an order, use Paypal or whatever other electronic form of payment open to you, and then have your food delivered all via an app.
Paying for your meal with Paypal is not only convenient, but it gives customers an option when they don’t have anything else on them to pay for an order. The more restaurants that offer as many options as possible to customers, the easier it will be to dine out without plans being made.
As with all other payment options, there are steps that you need to take to ensure that you can use this payment option. In addition, because it is an electronic transaction you want to be sure that you protect your account and information in case your phone is hacked or stolen. Keeping the accounts separate and setting up authorization options ensures that only you are able to make purchases if your account is every compromised.
Always be sure to ask restaurants if they accept Paypal before ordering and don’t be afraid to suggest they use it in the future.