We told you last week that Eat Out Kenya , Kopo Kopo and Safaricom’s M-PESA services had an awesome partnership and were set to launch an M-Pesa restaurant bill payment service, now it is official. Restaurant patrons will conveniently pay their bills via M-PESA in a major restaurants in town as others join the service.
Eat Out was founded in 2010 and has become the largest online restaurant guide and booking engine in Kenya and in just two years after its launch, it had sat over 100,000 diners at hundreds of restaurants, generating over Ksh 200 million in revenue for its restaurant clients.
KopoKopo launched its service in Kenya in March 2012.They are the official partner of Safaricom and offer a service that enables small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to accept payments via M-PESA Buy Goods at a rate of 1.5% per transaction. KopoKopo is the first company to offer this service in conjunction with Safaricom and currently serves thousands of businesses throughout Kenya.
“We are very excited about the partnership with Safaricom and Eat Out as it gives Kenya’s leading restaurants a chance to accept electronic payments at the best rate in Kenya” Dylan Higgins, CEO KopoKopo.
Safricom’s CEO Bob Colymore along with Eat Out’s MD Mikul Shah and Director Ben Lyon from KopoKopo introduced the product which will be used by a number of Nairobi’s finest restaurants.
“We are looking forward to brining new easily accessible technologies to restaurants for the convenience of both patrons and restaurateurs.” Mikul Shah, Managing Director, Eat Out Kenya. This partnership will afford restaurant owners the opportunity to attract a vast number of clientele as well as process their payment by the seconds.