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The second largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the USA is gearing up to take credit cards. Chick-fil-A is now testing credit card acceptance in a few of its western restaurants. If successful, the chain will become the first fast food restaurant chain to accept credit cards nationwide. Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has more than 980 restaurants in 34 states. In May, McDonald’s announced the expansion of a pilot involving the ExxonMobil Speedpass program to more than 400 outlets in the Chicago area after an earlier test at nine Chicago area restaurants. McDonald’s says it is testing other similar systems and will eventually decide on a system to use nationwide. Speedpass, is a radio frequency transponder device that fits on a key chain. It will automatically bill purchases against a pre-determined credit card. For more information visit www.chick-fil-a.com or www.speedpass.com.

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