Restaurant & delivery business Camile Thai has opened its first cashless branch, in Clapham, London.
This is the Irish-owned chain’s second outlet in London, following the opening of a branch in Tooting Bec last year. The new restaurant accepts payments by debit and credit cards only, and has completely eliminated the use of cash.
“With ever increasing amounts of retail transactions being conducted online and by contactless card transactions in our restaurants, it seems the logical step for us to go to the next level, and eliminate cash altogether,” said Daniel Greene, marketing manager.
The company is aiming to replicate its Irish market-leading position in London, with plans to open further branches in Battersea and Bermondsey later this year to compliment its existing 16 restaurants in Dublin and Limerick, plus two in Belfast.
Camile has said it is to consider converting some existing Irish branches over to cashless later this year, depending on how well the concept is received by customers at the new London restaurant. There are, however, no plans for a general conversion to cashless yet.