Mobile Technology

McDonald's Testing Mobile Payments

In two cities

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A McMuffin will soon be a few swipes away.

McDonald's is now testing a mobile payment application at its Salt Lake City and Austin, Texas, stores, the company told CNBC in an email. Restaurants frequently test out new ideas in select markets before deciding to expand an item or service nationwide.

"We're always looking at new technologies to make the McDonald's experience better for our customers," said McDonald's spokesperson Ofelia Casillas. "We are testing some of these technologies in a few markets, so it's premature to speculate on the decisions we may make after the tests, but we're excited to bring a cutting-edge experience in the future to our customers."