GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. partnered with Wendy’s for QR-based payments. — BW FILE PHOTO

GLOBE TELECOM, Inc. has launched a partnership with Wendy’s Philippines to allow its customers to use a QR-based mobile payment technology at its restaurants.
“Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc, (Mynt) which operates GCash, the Philippines’ largest mobile wallet, recently announced that the GCash QR-based mobile payment technology is now available in all Wendy’s stores nationwide,” the telco company said in a statement on Tuesday.
It added that customers with a smartphone may start using the payment option in all stores of the burger chain through the Scan to Pay feature of the GCash mobile application.
“[W]e are happy to announce that customers can now use their GCash to pay at any Wendy’s branch in the country. This will make their dining experience more convenient,” GCash Chief Executive Officer Albert O. Tinio was quoted in the statement as saying.
To pay using the mobile wallet, it said the customer may use the smartphone’s camera to scan the QR code at any Wendy’s store.
“We are always trying to innovate to make our customers’ dining experience more convenient. This partnership with GCash is a good step to that direction since customers can now pay using their GCash via the Scan-to-Pay technology,” Walter Mariner, Wendy’s Philippines Operations Director, said in the statement.
Globe saw its attributable net income reach P4.7 billion in the first quarter, 27% higher than in the same period last year, driven by higher earnings.
Shares in Globe climbed P22 or 1.21% to close at P1,835 apiece on Tuesday. — Denise A. Valdez