Pasadena Restaurants and Retailers Establish Nation’s First Face-Up Payment Network – Pasadena Now


Part of Pasadena-based Cali Group, PopID Deploys Its PopPay Face-Pay Service to Local Businesses After Successful Deployment of Its PopEntry Facial Recognition Device That Enables Workers and Students to Safely “Scan” to their workplace. and college campuses, company officials said.

A number of restaurant and retail store owners in the city have quietly established the nation’s first dense ‘face payment’ network, with California imposing strict restrictions to stem the spread of COVID-19, a statement said. of the company released Tuesday.

Advanced facial recognition technology allows customers using PopID to add a credit or debit card to their accounts for a more secure and truly hands-free alternative to cash, credit cards or Apple Pay.

The launch kicks off the city-by-city rollout of the contactless payment service, the statement said.

“In every new city we enter, our initial focus is on installing PopEntry systems in the workplace and on local college campuses,” said John Miller, president of Cali Group and CEO of PopID.

“While these communities feel comfortable using PopID to register, we are reaching out to restaurants and retailers in the area to offer PopPay for transactions,” Miller said.

A list of Pasadena restaurants and retailers now accepting PopPay includes Again Café, Arroyo Chop House, BAN SUP refill, Barcelona, ​​Bubble Puff and Tea, CaliBurger, Contessa Italian Foods, Daddy’s Chicken Shack, DogHaus, Fair Oaks Burger, The Fit Superfood Cafe Bar, and Food Bar.

The list also includes Lêberry Bakery, Limonade, Mediterranean Grill, Milkcow Café, Monopole Wine, Parkway Grill, Pho Banh Mi Che Cali, Real Food Cafe, Space Bar Wellness Center, Smitty’s, Sorriso, Taste of Pace, Tortas Mexico and others. companies.

Customers can use PopID’s facial recognition payment service at the drive-thru, at an on-site kiosk, via a display screen affixed to the sneeze guard at the counter, or next to the table with a waiter scanning the customer’s face using a portable android device. Once recognized, the business simply taps into the customer’s PopID account before sending an SMS confirming payment.

PopID accounts are also linked to loyalty programs for automatic credit with every purchase. Users retain full control of their accounts and can opt out of the secure service at any time, the company said.

To orient customers on how PopPay works, PopID has released a number of instructional videos on YouTube, such as this one:, and that:

PopID has been tested and adapted for payment and loyalty programs at regional and national restaurant chains across the country for the past three years, the statement continued.

PopPay follows the nationwide rollout of PopEntry +, the combined facial recognition and thermal temperature control device now used in private and government offices, factories, restaurants, assisted living facilities, sports venues and on college campuses .

To learn more about PopID and its platforms, visit

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