EBay Brings Restaurant Customers a Whole New Way to Pay

T.G.I. Fridays is introducing a new system that will let customers pay their tabs via smartphones.

This week, the restaurant will be introducing the mobile payment system Tabbedout to 350 of its 600 locations. The app allows customers to open a tab and pay their bills right from their smartphones using a card already on file.

According to Tabbedout’s Vice President of Sales, T.G.I. Fridays is the first national chain to incorporate a mobile payment system that is integrated with the restaurant’s payment system.

The deal with T.G.I. Fridays is the largest to date for Tabbedout. Currently, Tabbedout users can only pay via credit card, but will soon have additional options thanks to a recent partnership with eBay’s (NASDAQ:EBAY) PayPal. The technology is currently only available on Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone, though access for Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android devices is in the works.