When it comes to paying for your meal when you eat out, you have options. Besides paying with cash or credit, Paypal is an option.
Here’s a look at using your Paypal account to get your next tasty meal.
In This Article
- What Is Paypal?
- How Does Contactless Payment Work?
- How do I pay with Paypal at a Restaurant?
- What restaurants accept Paypal?
What Is Paypal?
Paypal is a digital wallet that allows you to manage your money online. You can receive payments, make payments, create accounts to distribute your money and more.
Creating a Paypal account is very simple. Simply use your email address or phone number to start an account and from there you can link your bank or other credit cards. This becomes your Paypal Wallet.
Linking your bank and card information makes it very easy to shop and you don’t need to share your bank or card information for every purchase you make online. They have a secure system and using Paypal helps reduce fraud to your debit and credit cards when shopping online.
If you have a business account, you can add it as well. Then when eating out for business, you can use that account to check out.
Paypal Wallets allow you to keep all your information saved so you do not have to physically get your wallet for every purchase. By using Paypal, you are able to minimize how many websites end up with your credit card and personal information.
People rarely carry cash anymore. Credit cards were introduced and people took on to them quickly. Fast forward to now and there are even better methods for payment.
Paypal has truly revolutionized the finance world. Once upon a time, businesses only accepted cash. Paypal has changed the payment option system.
Contactless payments are becoming increasingly popular and have taken the world by a storm. You see it in the way that grocery stores, amusement parks and retail stores now allow you to use contactless payment.
Although credit cards are convenient, there is no denying contactless payment is even better.
How Does Contactless Payment Work?
Contactless payment is simple to use. If you are an Android or Apple user, your phone should have a “wallet.” This wallet will house your credit cards, bank info, anything you choose to put on it.
Paypal works great with your digital Android Pay or Samsung Pay wallets. Simply link your account and you can use Paypal to make a payment at any location that accepts contactless payments.
Unfortunately, Apple Mobile Wallet does not currently support Paypal. If you open the Paypal credit card, you can add it to your wallet though and use it that way. If you do not want to open the card though, you can still use your Paypal account at many restaurants that accept Paypal.
Another option to pay with Paypal is to pay directly on a merchant’s website. So if you can’t use your Apple Mobile Wallet to pay, simply go to the restaurant’s website and make your payment there if it is supported.
Using your wallet is simple. Once you are ready to pay, open the digital wallet and bring it near to the credit card keypad. Once it hovers over the keypad, your phone will vibrate and that’s it! It’s truly very simple (and convenient!).
How do I pay with Paypal at a Restaurant?
There are a few ways to pay with Paypal at restaurants. The first option is the simplest to use, but there are other options if you need them.
Use Paypal’s Website or App
Although you can definitely pay through the website, downloading the app makes it so much easier to process a payment. It’s faster to get into your account if you have the app and your login information saved to it.
Say you want to pay with Paypal at a restaurant. Ordering online is the simplest way and nowadays most restaurants have online ordering capabilities, whether it’s for dine in or takeout.
Simply go to the restaurant’s website (or app if you are using that) and place what you’d like to purchase in your online cart. Then go to the payment button. Once you input any necessary information, it will ask for payment details.
At this point, if the app/website supports Paypal, you will see a Paypal button. Click that and it will take you to your Paypal account. From here, select if you’d like to use your Paypal balance, a saved card or directly from your bank to make the payment.
Once you’ve selected and confirmed, it will bring you back to the restaurant page to complete your order.
Use your Digital Wallet
Another simple way would be to link your Paypal account to your digital wallet. So far, only Google Pay and Samsung Pay allow you to link your Paypal to their wallet.
The best part about mobile wallets though is that it allows you to bring all of your cards and bank accounts and any other form of payment you’d like anywhere in one place. It truly is such a convenient and easy method.
Using your digital wallet is so simple if you are at a restaurant that supports it so definitely try it the next time you are out and want to pay with ease.
What restaurants accept Paypal?
There are definitely many, and although the list is growing, there are still plenty of places that do not. Many restaurants and fast food chains have not updated their systems to accept a digital wallet, so we want to make sure you are prepared before you head out.
We’ve highlighted the restaurants that accept paypal and provided a deeper dive on each.
Top restaurants that currently support Paypal Wallet payments are:
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Cheesecake Factory
- Chili’s Grill & Bar
- Jersey Mike’s
- Little Caesars
- Outback Steakhouse
- Papa John’s
These are some of the leading restaurants in the industry that accept Paypal, whether that be directly or through Android Pay, Samsung Pay or Apple Mobile Wallet.
1. Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings is a great place to go on a day full of sports. Watch the games while indulging in a delicious platter of wings, springrolls, fried pickles, salted pretzels and more. And if you’re into it, they have great beers to choose from as well.
Buffalo Wild Wings allows you to use Samsung Pay or Android Pay to pay online with Paypal. Alternatively, you could also use the tablet that is at the table to pay and hit that Paypal button when you check out.
2. The Cheesecake Factory
The Cheesecake Factory is an upscale casual restaurant that has locations across the country. It’s known for its delicious pastas, extremely large menu and the most delicious cheesecakes.
Set up a CakePay account by downloading the Cheesecake Factory app and then adding your Paypal information. The app will give you a four digit number which will be the code you need to access your bill on the app and pay for your meal via your phone once you are done.
Chick-Fil-A is a delicious fast food chain with a famous chicken sandwich, perfectly crisp waffle fries, cafeteria style mac and cheese and some of the best milkshakes a fast food chain can offer.
Paypal is only accepted in stores at Chick-Fil-A. However, you can definitely place your order online instead if you want to pay with Samsung Pay or Android Pay.
Chick-Fil-A has a great mobile ordering system. Download their app to place your order and once you get to the checkout area, select Samsung Pay or Android Pay and use that to pay with Paypal.
4. Chili’s Grill and Bar
Head to Chili’s Grill and Bar for anything from quesadillas to burgers to chicken tenders, to pasta dishes and more. They have one of the largest ranges of menu options so everyone in your party will find something they love.
Use the tablet at the table to pay for your tab and then click the Paypal button to pay with your Paypal wallet. You could also use the Chili’s website to pay if that option is more convenient for you.
Dunkin’ is home of delicious coffee, amazing donuts and great breakfast sandwiches at any time of day. They even have a warm pancake breakfast wrap. That is basically bacon, egg and cheese all wrapped up in a perfectly warm and sweet pancake. Delish.
Currently, Android Pay and Samsung Pay are supported at Dunkin. Be sure to download their app, connect your Paypal account and add funds to your Dunkin’ card online to earn more points for each purchase. Points can be redeemed for coffees, donuts and more!
6. Jersey Mike’s
Jersey Mike’s is a delicious sandwich shop that comes up with the best creations. They are full of flavor, dripping with delicious sauces, and toasted to perfection. They have many shops across different parts of the country and are definitely known for their amazing sandwiches.
If you link your Paypal account to your Google wallet, you will be able to use it in store to pay for your delicious sandwich.
7. KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken)
Head to KFC for a meal that feels like it was home cooked. Get some fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, mac and cheese, coleslaw and some good ol’ fashioned biscuits for a cozy, heartwarming dinner.
They accept many forms of payment- one of them being Paypal via Samsung Pay and Android Pay. Link your Paypal to your wallet and use it to pay at check out or via the KFC app.
8. Little Caesars
Little Caesars is the home of the $6 pizza. They also have delicious Crazy Bread, stuffed crust pizza, sauces and more. They are known for their $5 combo meals which includes a pizza and soda.
Little Caesars accepts Paypal inside of all their stores. Use it directly from the app or website or connect it to your Android Pay or Samsung Pay wallets.
McDonald’s is the largest fast food chain across the world and for good reason! They keep up with all the changes, including being Paypal accessible.
Mcdonald’s is known for their Big Mac hamburgers, crispy hot fries, Chicken McNuggets, adorable Happy Meals, the classic apple pies and Mcflurrys.
To use Paypal, head to the store and order inside or use your app to pay via the app. Be sure to check the deals and coupons first as there are always plenty!
10. Outback Steakhouse
If you are in the mood for a big juicy steak, head to Outback Steakhouse.
Pair it with a Blooming Onion, one of their sides like baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, veggies and finish your meal off with their Chocolate Thunder From Down Under Cake. You won’t regret it.
Outback Steakhouse is one of those restaurant’s that has a tablet at the table. You can place your order, request refills or call your server via that tablet, so it’s no surprise you can also pay there. Use your Paypal mobile wallet to pay once you get to the checkout portion.
11. Papa John’s
Papa John’s is a fast food pizza place that has locations across all 50 states. They are known for their pizzas, of course, as well as Papa Bowls, Papadias, Wings and yummy desserts.
You can buy any type of pizza or meal via their app and pay before arriving at the restaurant using your Paypal mobile wallet. Download the app and login and you can save your Paypal payment information there as well as rack up points to be spent on future purchases.
Known for their lattes, refreshers, Frappuccinos and chai lattes, Starbucks has made a name for itself across the country. They also serve wraps, cookies and cake pops which are so popular with kids!
Download the Starbucks app to receive points per purchase. Use Paypal to reload a Starbucks card and earn 2 points per dollar spent. Starbucks makes it very easy to use Paypal to pay as well as reload your Starbucks card via the app.
Using Paypal in restaurants may seem a little overwhelming at first, but it is becoming increasingly popular. Not only is it a convenient way to pay, but it is also one of the safest ways.
There are many restaurants that accept Paypal for payment via their apps, websites or even in stores. Link your Paypal account to your Samsung Pay and Android Pay wallets if you are able to in order to make the payment process even smoother.
We hope you found many restaurants to visit and use your Paypal account at. As always, be sure to check ahead of your visit to ensure the method of payment you want to use is supported.