Apple Pay Launches at Pei Wei Restaurants

Apple Pay Launches at Pei Wei RestaurantsApple Pay Launches at Pei Wei Restaurants

Apple Pay Now Available to Diners at Pei Wei®

Technology offers an easy, secure and private way to pay

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – August 5, 2015 – Fast-casual restaurant Pei Wei now offers diners access to Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay. The restaurant, known for its made-to-order, Asian-inspired menu, now accepts Apple Pay in all of its nearly 200 locations for customers using iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch.

“Accepting Apple Pay is a win for Pei Wei because it’s convenient and gives our guests the flexibility to use their preferred method of payment,” said Pei Wei CEO Ralph Bower. “It allows us to safely and quickly process transactions, increasing both customer service and restaurant efficiency. This is just one way we’re implementing the latest technology to improve the dining experience.”

Pei Wei launched Apple Pay acceptance as a pilot in its 16 Phoenix area restaurants in July. The technology became available at all of Pei Wei registers nationwide on August 4, 2015. This follows the company’s large technology investment in the implementation of new payment terminals, pin pad devices and point-to-point encryption.

Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When a credit or debit card is added to Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the mobile device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code to protect diners’ information.

Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by credit and debit cards. To use Apple Pay, simply hold your iPhone near the contactless reader while keeping a finger on Touch ID, or, when using Apple Watch, just double-click the side button and hold the face up to the contactless reader. A subtle vibration and beep let you know the payment was accepted and verified.

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About Pei Wei
Pei Wei Asian Diner offers a menu of handcrafted, high-quality Asian cuisine featuring 35 bright, flavorful hand-cut ingredients. The restaurant provides a lively, casual dine-in experience as well as the flexibility, speed and convenience of take-away service to provide guests tasty options for a quick, light lunch or relaxing dinner. Pei Wei Asian Diner serves wok’d-to-order dishes with Asian inspiration in a comfortable, modern diner environment. Pei Wei owns and operates 197 restaurants in 25 states and the District of Columbia and licenses the Pei Wei brand for use by partner restaurant operators in airport and international locations. For more information, visit