Kounta offensive hits bars

SYDNEY – After setting up a deal with PayPal, Australian point-of-sale outfit Kounta is looking for cafés, restaurants and bars to take up its locally designed system, pictured, which could see patrons paying for their intake with their mobile phones rather than a credit card or – remember? – cash.

The deal, which also involves an outfit called Beat the Q, allows putative customers to use a PayPal app to find nearby outlets, check-in and pay for their favourite gargle or nosh with their mobile phones.

Customers can also view menus, “pre-order”, pay and earn loyalty rewards via their mobiles, Kounta says – though cynics note that viewing menus without

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