How apps are changing fast food


How apps are changing fast foodNo need to “run for the border” when you want a gordita or a chalupa. Taco Bell lets you place orders with a smartphone app. The fast-food chain is testing a mobile phone-based ordering system at five Southern California locations, with plans to expand nationwide by the end of the year.

The app does what you might expect. It shows the complete menu, with all options on each item. You can choose exactly what you want before you get to the restaurant. When you arrive, you simply pick up your order. And because your credit card is registered with the app, your food will already be paid for when you pick it up.

Plus, the app does some neat tricks you might not expect.

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