SOURCE: Joey Restaurant Group

JOEY

April 20, 2016 09:00 ET

JOEY Restaurants Launches First Proprietary Mobile Payment App

Guests Can Now Pay Bills, Track Receipts and Split Cheques Through Their iPhone

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - April 20, 2016) -  Today, JOEY Restaurants launches JOEY PAY, its first proprietary mobile payment iPhone app. Everyone that downloads the app and creates an account before April 21st, 2016 at midnight will receive a $10 gift card loaded into their profile.

JOEY PAY allows customers to "Dine and Dash" by paying their bill using their iPhone, ultimately saving time by paying faster. JOEY Restaurants created the JOEY PAY app in response to growing customer demand for speed of bill payment and a commitment to creating seamless dining experiences.

This demand is not exclusive to the JOEY customer as the payment landscape is changing with digitally empowered consumers driving a mobile trend forward. According to Waracle.net, in 2016 an estimated 20 per cent of smartphone users will regularly be using mobile payments.

"We wanted to be on trend with this demand and provide our guests with a mobile payment option," said Ashley Pozzobon, Marketing Manager, "JOEY PAY allows you to add multiple credit cards, track your receipts for expensing and split bills between parties."

From the guest perspective, JOEY PAY works as follows:

  • The guest inputs the six digit code located at the bottom of their bill in the app
  • From the app guests have the ability to pay with multiple credit cards or JOEY gift cards within their profile
  • Guests receive a message letting them know payment was successful
  • The receipt is emailed to the guest instantly and stored in their profile for easy reference

"JOEY PAY is built on a secure platform and processes transactions via a PCI (payment card industry) compliant payment processor -- the same as in restaurant," says Andrew McLean, Director of Information Technology. As an added level of security, users that have "touch id" enabled can protect each payment using this feature before confirming payment.

Developed in Vancouver by JOEY Restaurants and RKlix, JOEY PAY is now live across all Canadian JOEY locations for iPhone users and Visa, Visa/Debit, Mastercard or American Express cardholders. Download the app and create an account before April 21st, 2016 at midnight to receive a $10 gift card which will be loaded into their profile within 24 hrs.

About JOEY Restaurants:

JOEY Restaurants has been leading the way in casual fine dining since 1992 with 26 locations across Western Canada, Ontario, Washington State and California. The JOEY menu includes handcrafted and globally inspired offerings where the freshness and quality of the ingredients are at the forefront of every dish. The culinary team is led by Executive Chef Chris Mills, who has competed on Iron Chef Japan, placed fifth in the world at the Bocuse d'Or, and has cooked for the prestigious James Beard Foundation three times in his career.

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Contact Information

  • For more information or images please contact:
    Sasha Perrin
    Communications Manager
    JOEY Restaurant Group
    sperrin@joeyrestaurants.com
    604-699-5780