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Tabbedout Fits The Bill Starting Today

Tabbedout, the free mobile payment app that allows restaurant and bar customers to open, view and pay tabs with their phones, has launched in Dallas and Fort Worth today. Katy Trail Ice House, Humperdinks and Trinity Hall are among 50 locations in this area using the service. More than 400 use it nationwide.

Available on iPhone and Android smartphones, Tabbedout lets users securely store credit or debit card information directly on their phones, encrypted and password protected. That means it's not stored on a host server or "the cloud." (Better for foiling info thieves.)

Consumers can open and pay a tab directly from their phone without handing over credit card or debit information to a server. Patrons can also view itemized tabs in real-time, preventing end-of-evening surprises.

“Tabbedout has resonated with our guests by providing an easy and secure way to monitor and pay their tabs when they prefer,” said Joe Tillotson, co-owner of Katy Trail Ice House, in a press release. “We realize that the demand for mobile payment is growing, and we wanted to make sure we had a trusted solution in place so our guests have the best experience possible when they come to our venue.”

Tabbedout vice president Kevin McKeand says he sees the service as a way to help restaurants and bars focus more directly on serving food and drink to customers, spending less time doing paperwork and money-handling.

To add Tabbedout to your restaurant or bar, go here.

Tabbedout. [Photo: Tabbedout]