Soon you can pay for your McDonald’s favorites using PayMaya

PayMaya account holders can soon go cashless at McDonald’s. The quick-service food chain will soon roll out over-the-counter Mastercard and Visa card transaction in select branches. This is made possible through a just-announced partnership between McDonald’s Philippines and PayMaya Philippines. McDonald’s will also be accepting PayMaya QR payments in its McCafe BGC Arts Center and McCafe Tagaytay Calamba store soon. (More stores will accept QR-based payments in the coming months). Also in the works are booking and paying for your McCelebrations Birthday Party online and orders via McDelivery, all payable via PayMaya.

PLDT, Smart, Voyager and PayMaya Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan (left) and McDonald’s Philippines Founder and Chairman George T. Yang (right) give a thumbs up to building a cashless ecosystem in the Philippines along with McDonald’s Chief Happiness Officer Ronald McDonald (middle). Starting today, Filipinos can pay for their favorite McDonald’s treats at select stores nationwide using any Visa or Mastercard credit, debit, or prepaid card, with QR codes for select McCafe stores and online card payments for McCelebrations birthday party reservations and McDelivery coming very soon.

“Through our partnership with PayMaya, our customers will now have a cashless payment option to make ordering their favorite McDonald’s meals more convenient,” said McDonald’s President and CEO, Mr. Kenneth S. Yang. “We’re starting with McDonald’s today, but we envision a future where most of our transactions will be carried out with the help of a PayMaya account,” said Manuel V. Pangilinan, Chairman at PLDT, Smart, and PayMaya.

Card and QR Payments Made Easy

For QR payments, PayMaya account holders need only launch the PayMaya app installed on their smartphones, scan the QR code displayed at the cashier area in participating establishments, and payment is done. It’s that quick.

Instant, cashless payments via PayMaya QR code scanning is now available at Ministop.

Here’s how easy it is to get a PayMaya account. Download the PayMaya app on iOS or Android, or start a chat with @PayMayaOfficial in FB Messenger so you can create an account.

Where to top up your PayMaya account? Nearly everywhere! Loading up is hassle-free given the 15,000 top up facilities nationwide. These include Robinsons Department Store Business Centers, SM Business Services, Cebuana Lhuillier, ExpressPay, TouchPay kiosks, 7-Eleven, ExpressPay, Palawan Pawnshops, Shopwise, Wellcome, 2Go outlets, Petron stations along NLEX, and Smart Padala centers down to sari-sari stores in grassroots communities, and Unionbank ATMs.

A nation going cashless

McDonald’s joins a roster of companies and merchants embracing the shift to cashless transactions with the help of PayMaya. Today, PayMaya is the largest online and mobile acquirer in the country, powering card payment acceptance of some of the biggest e-Commerce retailers in the country, including the likes of Lazada, Zalora, Philippine Airlines, and Cebu Pacific, among many others.

PayMaya is also powering the QR payments acceptance capabilities of Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, and shops under the Robinsons Store Specialists, Inc., which include brands such as Topshop, Topman, G2000, Dorothy Perkins, and Warehouse. PayMaya QR payments are also accepted in all The SM Store and Mall Information Booths nationwide. Merchants in food parks as well as other retail and food chains are also now accepting PayMaya QR.

PayMaya Philippines is the digital financial services arm of PLDT’s Voyager Innovations. To know more about its solutions for merchants and businesses, visit

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for