KFC U.S. Partners with Ingenico Group to Simplify EMV Migration

Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, has announced that the world’s most popular chicken restaurant chain, KFC, has migrated its payments system in the U.S. to Ingenico Group’s Telium Semi-Integrated solution to simplify its path to EMV card acceptance and to reduce PCI compliance scope while providing their customers with more payment options and enhanced payment security. As part of the solution, customers will be able to pay using all forms of electronic payment, including EMV chip & PIN, EMV chip & sign, magstripe and NFC/contactless.

KFC uses a mix of Ingenico Group’s iSC250 and iPP350 smart terminals at the counter and iPP350 smart terminals for its drive-thrus, providing customers a fast and secure payment solution no matter where they pay. Using a semi-integrated approach, where sensitive cardholder data is routed around the point of sale (POS), allows KFC to better protect its customers’ payment information. With Ingenico Group, the quick-service restaurant chain was able to transition from a fully integrated to a semi-integrated model.

“Upgrading our payment terminals wasn’t just about migrating to EMV – it was about helping to protect our customers’ payment information and giving them the ability to pay the way they want, whether it’s by using their mobile device or their credit card,” said Chris Caldwell, KFC U.S. chief information officer. “Ingenico Group has helped KFC U.S. transition to EMV and implement a seamless payment experience for our customers with best-in-class terminals that accept a variety of payment options.”

“KFC has always been dedicated to creating innovative customer experiences, and upgrading its payments system is the latest improvement it’s made,” said Scott Tubbs, chief revenue officer for Ingenico Group. “Ingenico Group’s semi-integrated payment solution provides KFC’s customers with a multitude of payment options without compromising the security of their information.”

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