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Does Wendy’s take Apple Pay?

Some branches might still be in the transition phase into Apple Pay.


Kahron Spearman


Wendy’s, a popular fast-food chain, has modernized its payment methods to accommodate the tech-savvy consumer. If you’ve been wondering, “Does Wendy’s take Apple Pay?” the answer is a resounding yes—sort of.


As of February 2022, Wendy’s started accepting Apple Pay through its iOS appper AppleToo. This inclusion allows patrons to seamlessly use Apple Pay for take-out, dine-in, or even at the drive-thru. However, not all locations might have this payment option available currently. The company has plans to expand Apple Pay acceptance to more locations. If uncertain, checking with your local Wendy’s branch is recommended.

How to use Apple Pay at Wendy’s  

Using Apple Pay at Wendy’s is a straightforward process.

  1. Launch the Wendy’s app on your iPhone.
  2. Select your desired items and add them to your cart.
  3. Opt for “Apple Pay” as your payment method.
  4. Hold your iPhone near the contactless reader when checking out.
  5. Wait momentarily for payment processing and order confirmation.

Alternative payment methods at Wendy’s

While Apple Pay offers convenience, the restaurant also accepts other payment methods.

  • Debit Card: Swipe or insert at the register.
  • Credit Card: Accepts major ones like Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
  • Cash: Suitable for both the register or drive-thru.
  • Other Contactless Payments: Wendy’s accommodates other platforms like Google Pay and Samsung Pay.

For those who have yet to experience the ease of Apple Pay, it’s a contactless method allowing iPhone or Apple Watch users to make payments swiftly. You need to ensure your device is set up for Apple Pay through the Wallet app and then, while at Wendy’s, initiate payment from the same app.

Although Wendy’s has been accepting Apple Pay through its app since February 2022, some branches might still be in the transition phase. It’s always a good strategy to verify beforehand.

Food delivery and Apple Pay

If you’re considering Wendy’s food delivery, it operates differently. Unlike some fast-food chains with delivery mechanisms, Wendy’s collaborates with partners like Postmates, Uber Eats, and DoorDash. These services accept Apple Pay, making it possible to enjoy your Wendy’s meal at home with the same convenient payment method.

In summary, Wendy’s adoption of Apple Pay reflects its commitment to customer convenience. Whether grabbing a quick meal at the drive-thru, ordering from the comfort of your home, or attempting to create and pay for a $28 T-Rex burger that was the subject of a viral video, multiple payment options, including Apple Pay, ensure a smooth dining experience.

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