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TableCheck Launches “Contactless Pay” to Help Restaurants Fight COVID-19

Japan diners go “Contactless” to pay their restaurant bills while maintaining social distancing.

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Niki Yuka

TOKYO, Japan – TableCheck Inc. (“TableCheck”), Japan and Asia’s leading online restaurant reservation and guest management platform, has launched “Contactless Pay”, a new payment service designed to help restaurants combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

TableCheck’s new “Contactless Pay” is a smarter and safer way for diners to pay restaurant bills during COVID-19:

  • Diners enter their credit card information while booking their reservation

  • No physical contact, cards, or pens required at the restaurant while making payment

  • Additional orders made at-restaurant can also be charged

  • Receipts will automatically be issued online

On August 3rd, 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, TableCheck has launched "Contactless Pay", an innovative new cashless online payment service to help restaurants overcome challenges around diner safety. When booking online reservations on TableCheck’s platform, diners are now able to register their credit card information at time of booking. The stored card will then automatically be used to pay the diner’s bill when they finish their meal at the restaurant. All charges, including additional orders placed at the restaurant on the day of dining, will be charged to the credit card provided. Diners may additionally download their receipt online in a printable format ready for corporate expenses.

Contactless Pay complements and integrates TableCheck’s existing payment-related services including “Cancel Protection,” in which restaurants may require diners to register their credit card and collect a fee in the event of cancellation or no-show. For guests who book their reservations by phone, TableCheck even allows restaurants request card registration by sending the guest a weblink via a text message.

*At this stage, it is only available in Japan.

Experience contactless dining at the "new normal BBQ"! REALBBQ GARDEN Tower Records Shibuya & Seaside Comatsu—Sunset Romantic Beer Garden

  • Special course menus only available to diner who book with TableCheck Contactless Pay

  • Summer BBQ and Beer Gardens are leading the 100% cashless "new normal" trend for restaurants

  • In Tokyo: Enjoy authentic BBQ and epic music above the iconic Tower Records store in the bustling Shibuya district.

  • In Fukuoka: Relax with a cold beer and Mexican BBQ with a stunning view of Hakata Bay.

Japan’s foodies can enjoy a delicious and safe summer meal with TableCheck's Contactless Pay at REALBBQ GARDEN Tower Records Shibuya (operated by REALBBQ INC.; pictured upper-left/right) as well as at Seaside Comatsu—Sunset Romantic Beer Garden, Bayside Place Hakata (operated by COMATSU Co., Ltd; pictured lower-left/right).

Both restaurants offer exclusive menus only for diners who book with TableCheck Contactless Pay.

[Tokyo] REALBBQ GARDEN Tower Records Shibuya

Established with the concept of "Enjoying authentic BBQ with carefully chosen music in the heart of Shibuya", this venue is an entirely cashless "new normal" restaurant.

◆Exclusive menu when booking with TableCheck Contactless Pay

Regular price 4,500 yen → 4,200 yen (tax not included; two-hour free drinks, vanilla ice cream included)

Served with nine platters, including roasted garlic chicken, pork steak, chorizo, sirloin steak, garlic rice with colorful vegetables, as well as a selection of beverages.

–Book a table–

[Fukuoka] Seaside Comatsu—Sunset Romantic Beer Garden, Bayside Place Hakata

With the concept of "Enjoying Mexican BBQ in the finest ocean-view beer garden," the restaurant mainly serves Mexican BBQ in collaboration with El Borracho, the most popular Mexican restaurant in Fukuoka. You can also enjoy special menus prepared by a guest chef from MANDARIN MARKET.

◆Exclusive menu for those who book with TableCheck's "Contactless pay"

Regular price 5,000 yen → 4,500 yen (tax included; free drinks for two hours & Angus beef sirloin included)

Served with over ten dishes, including Angus beef sirloin, chorizo, mussels steamed in wine, parrillada, well as a variety of beverages.

–Book a table–

Search restaurants that accept "CONTACTLESS PAY" Online booking which is now available for 60+ restaurants nationwide and more to come!

TableCheck Contactless Pay is being piloted at 63 restaurants in Japan, with plans to expand to over 1,000 restaurants in Japan and across Asia by end of year 2020. Restaurants accepting Contactless Pay may be searched and booked on the TableCheck portal site and the TableCheck mobile app.

About REALBBQ GARDEN Tower Records Shibuya

  • Restaurant: REALBBQ GARDEN Tower Records Shibuya

  • Company: REALBBQ INC.

  • Location: Rooftop, 1-22-14, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

  • Opening period: July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020 (expected)

  • Opening hours: Weekdays 5 pm–10 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12 pm–10 pm (weekday hours apply on national holidays) * Shortened hours: Closed at 9 pm for the time being

  • Access: 3 minutes walk from the Hachiko exit of JR Shibuya Station

  • Note: Open during normal business hours in case of rain. Umbrella and raincoat rental available. Closed only due to severe weather.

About Seaside Comatsu—Sunset Romantic Beer Garden, Bayside Place Hakata

  • Restaurant: Seaside Comatsu—Sunset Romantic Beer Garden, Bayside Place Hakata

  • Company: COMATSU Co., Ltd.

  • Location: 13-6 Chikko Honmachi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka

  • Opening period: August 8, 2020 to September 13, 2020 (expected)

  • Opening hours: Weekdays 5 pm–8 pm, Saturdays and holidays 12 pm–10 pm

  • Notes: May be closed due to severe weather, to be announced by 11 pm the day prior. In case of closure, diners will receive a text message notification.

Please direct all media inquiries regarding this subject to:

PR Department, TableCheck Inc.

E-mail: pr-jp@tablecheck.com

About the Author

Graduated from Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages, major in English. Joined the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo in 2005 (formerly The Four Seasons Hotel.) Joined TableCheck in 2016 after a successful career history of over 10 years in Japanese and Western restaurants.

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