Tabbedout Brings Mobile Payment to Houston
HOUSTON, TX. – April, 18, 2012 – Tabbedout, the free mobile payment app that allows consumers to open, view and pay tabs with their phones, has launched service in nearly 50 locations throughout the Houston area, including popular locations such as Kung Fu Saloon, Hendricks, OTC, Roak and Royal Oak, with more bar and restaurant locations coming soon.
Available on both iPhone and Android smartphones, Tabbedout was built by security experts who like to have a good time. The mobile payment app allows users to securely store credit or debit card information directly on their phone, encrypted and under passphrase protection, instead of on host servers or in “the cloud.” Consumers are safe from the threat of stolen payment information due to lost or forgotten credit cards since they now can open and pay their tab directly from their phone without
handing over their credit or debit information to a server. Patrons can also view their itemized tab in real-time, removing any surprises at the end of the night. “Tabbedout frees up my staff’s time so they can focus on serving more drinks to more people, especially during peak hours,” said Ethan Minshew, general manager of Kung Fu Saloon. “We want to create an experience that keeps guests coming back and that includes giving them a secure way to pay that they can control from their own phone.”
Tabbedout integrates with most major point-of-sale (POS) systems, making it as easy as a simple software update for bars and restaurants to deploy Tabbedout, and without the need for any new hardware. With Tabbedout, bars and restaurants can spend more time serving food and drink to their patrons instead of processing closing checks, which means more revenue for their bottom line.
“Our integrations with major POS providers make it easy for Houston bars and restaurants to provide mobile payment to their patrons in a way that is simple, secure, easy to install and made specifically for the hospitality industry,” said Kevin McKeand, vice president of sales for Tabbedout. “As the consumer demand for mobile payment continues to grow, we look forward to helping more bars and restaurants embrace this consumer trend.”
More than 400 bars and restaurants offer Tabbedout nationwide. For more information, visit tabbedout.com/locations.