Now you can order and pay for food simply by scanning a barcode with your phone.

QR codes have been generally been used to provide users with more information on a certain product or company. Now, a firm based in Los Angeles, USA, has turned these square barcodes into mobile takeout menus. Customers can order and pay for their food simply by scanning the code with their smartphones.

The Order Takeout platform was launched this month by Paperlinks and has been put to work in a few restaurants. Once the customers checkouts online, Paperlinks then faxes or e-mails the restaurant the mobile order.

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