SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seattle residents no longer have to worry about leaving a credit card at a bar or waiting to close their tab. Tabbedout, the mobile payment solution that enables customers to pay their bar or restaurant tab with their phone, has launched service in nearly 30 locations throughout Seattle, with more locations coming soon. Seattle is the latest market in which this Austin, TX-based company has expanded service.
Available for free on both iPhone and Android smartphones, the Tabbedout app was built by security experts who understand the value of a good time. Tabbedout allows users to store credit or debit card information directly on their phone, encrypted and under passphrase protection, instead of on host servers or in “the cloud.” Seattle consumers are safe from the threat of stolen identity due to lost or forgotten credit cards since they now can open and pay their tab directly from their phone, without handing their payment information to a server.
In addition to security, Tabbedout users get the convenience of no longer having to wait in line while closing their tab. They can simply pay from their phone whenever they want, wherever they want Tabbedout allows customers to view a running tab of what they’ve ordered throughout the night, removing any buzz-kill surprises the next day.
“Tabbedout has resonated with our guests by providing an easy and interesting way to monitor and close their tabs when they prefer,” said Rich Fox, managing partner of Poquitos in Capitol Hill. “Interestingly, it has also brought an additional layer of interaction and familiarity between our staff members and Tabbedout users so that the overall experience has become more personal, rather than less so.”
Tabbedout also allows customers to share the party with their friends: the app is socially integrated, so customers can share their bar or restaurant experiences or “check-in” to venues via their Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare accounts without ever leaving the application.
“We want to make life easier—and more fun—for merchants and patrons alike, putting the consumer in control of how and when they pay. This gives merchants the freedom to focus on serving more people, especially during peak business hours,” said Rick Orr, Tabbedout CEO. “Seattle has a booming nightlife and the locals here embrace new technologies—it’s an ideal city for Tabbedout’s service.”
For a complete list of Tabbedout locations in Seattle or to download the app, visit tabbedout.com.
Tabbedout is the mobile payment solution that enables consumers to open, view and pay a bar or restaurant tab with their phone. Tabbedout makes mobile payment a simple and secure process that is widely available, so bars and restaurants can spend more time with their customers. The free Tabbedout mobile app for iPhone and Android lets consumers open a tab with their phone, view their tab in real-time and pay the tab anytime, anywhere, giving them control over how and when they pay. For more information, visit: http://www.tabbedout.com/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about becoming a Tabbedout partner.