Mobile payments are a fairly popular way of picking up fast-food checks in North America, but the mobile option is far more common in other parts of the world.
According to a Q2 2017 poll from GlobalWebIndex, more than one-quarter of internet users in North America who regularly dine at fast-food restaurants said they had paid for a meal using a mobile payment service in the past month.
That trailed other regions surveyed. The practice was most common in Asia-Pacific, where over half the respondents said they had used a mobile payment service for a fast-food meal.
The finding dovetails with other data reflecting the widespread use of mobile payments in Asia-Pacific, and relatively slow uptake in the US.