We’ve all been in restaurants where it seems just when it’s time to get the check the server is nowhere to be found. If UK-based startup Payper Technologies has anything to say about it, that frustration could soon be a thing of the past.
The company is creating graphene antennas that are directly printed on the restaurant receipt, which enables customers to pay by simply tapping their smartphone on the receipt. The process takes two clicks and under five seconds to complete, according to Graphene-info, and doesn’t require the use of an external app like Apple Pay or Google Pay.
Many of us have been left waiting to pay the restaurant bill for 20, 30 or even 40 minutes whilst operators and staff are struggling with PDQ terminal connectivity and shortage,” commercial director Kalnina said.
“Our solution for restaurants consists of replacing the roll of paper inside the printer with a roll of our Paydots. Once a receipt is printed and taken to the table, the customers can pay at their leisure without requiring a card machine; thus reducing cross contamination as well as limiting waiting staff time spent per table.
The method could even make it easier for restaurants to generate more profit in an age of social distancing by enabling faster table turnaround times. The company is actively seeking restaurant partners to take the technology for a test run.