Mickey Dees is expanding the availability of contactless payments in 12,000 U.S. locations. McDonald’s USA is the latest national merchant partner to accept contactless “ExpressPay” from American Express. AmEx has been working with contactless payments since 2002. It is also the first issuer to launch contactless cards nationally with the rollout of “Blue from American Express” with the “ExpressPay” feature in June 2005. “ExpressPay” is also embedded in the “Clear from American Express Card” and available via a key fob that can be linked to any AmEx card. “ExpressPay” will be available at more than 12,000 McDonald’s restaurants nationwide. Merchants now accepting “ExpressPay” also include: AMC Theatres, Boater’s World, CVS/pharmacy, Duane Reade, Loews Cineplex Entertainment, Meijer retail supercenters, Regal Entertainment Group, Ritz Camera and Sheetz. For more information visit: “http://www.americanexpress.com”:http://www.americanexpress.com.