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Fast Food Prize Apps

The Mcdonald's McCafe Platform Lets Consumers Place Orders and Redeem Offers

— March 24, 2016 — Lifestyle
McDonald's McCafe platform offers consumers a quicker and digital way to place orders and collect offers exclusively through the fast food chain. Currently the app is exploring an additional loyalty program that will build off of the existing platform, offering freebies to returning customers and points that can be redeemed for free meal items.

The loyalty system will function similarly to McDonald's current paper card system, that allows consumers to collect drink stickers for every coffee purchased. Instead of a physical card, the points system will be translated to the app allowing customers to cash in on free drinks after five purchased. The benefit to the customer of the digital app is that it will send reminders to spend their points or when they are close to reaching a free item. The freebies also widen in selection, offering more food options than simply coffee.
Trend Themes
1. Digital Loyalty Programs - Businesses across industries should explore implementing digital loyalty programs that offer exclusive rewards to returning customers.
2. Mobile Ordering Platforms - Companies should invest in mobile ordering platforms to provide customers with a quicker and seamless way to place and personalize orders.
3. Widening Reward Selection - Businesses should expand their reward options to include a variety of food and beverage choices to increase customer engagement and loyalty.
Industry Implications
1. Fast Food - Fast food restaurants should explore the implementation of digital loyalty programs and mobile ordering platforms to improve customer experience and drive sales.
2. Coffee Shops - Coffee shops should consider implementing digital loyalty programs similar to McDonald's McCafe platform to reward returning customers and encourage repeat business.
3. Retail - Retail businesses can increase customer loyalty and engagement by offering exclusive digital rewards and expanding product choices through a digital loyalty program.
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