Steers and Debonairs Pizza push to go cashless in Kenya

written by EatOut 28th June 2013


Steers and Debonairs Pizza, have partnered with Kopo Kopo, an aggregator for Safaricom’s Lipa na M-PESA service, to make cash a thing of the past across their thirteen restaurants countrywide.

Steers and Debonairs Pizza were incorporated in Kenya in 1996 and 1997, respectively, as part of Hoggers Limited. Both award-winning fast food brands, Steers and Debonairs Pizza have served a variety of gourmet meals at affordable prices to millions of customers.

Incorporated in Kenya in 2011, Kopo Kopo manages Lipa na M-PESA accounts for thousands of small and medium businesses countrywide. Safaricom’s largest merchant aggregator, Kopo Kopo provides a suite of software services designed to help small and medium businesses grow and prosper, whether by accepting M-PESA via a formal account, engaging customers via SMS, or gleaning insights via a business intelligence dashboard.

Beginning Monday 1st July 2013, customers will be encouraged to pay for their meal via M-PESA at no additional charge. “Cashless transactions are the way of the future and we’re absorbing all the fees for our customers to help get us there now. With Kopo Kopo and M-PESA we get safer transactions, better information, more control, and a chance to serve our customers at their convenience.,” says Steers and Debonairs Pizza Kenya Managing Director Azam Samanani.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Steers and Debonairs Pizza on this initiative,” says Kopo Kopo CEO Dylan Higgins. “Their commitment to go cashless will reverberate, not only in Kenya, but across the hospitality and payments industries globally.”

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