The Complete List of Apple Pay Retailers

Who Accepts Apple Pay? The Complete List of Stores, Restaurants, and More

Noticed people hovering their iPhones over credit card terminals to pay for things lately? They’re using Apple Pay, Apple’s mobile payments app. Apple Pay is an example of an NFC contactless payment, which means it’s a way to pay for things with your mobile device. NFC payments like Apple Pay are extremely secure because they’re dynamically encrypted. Apple Pay has the added protection of Touch ID, Apple’s fingerprint technology. NFC payments are also extremely convenient. They’re processed super fast, taking just a few seconds as opposed to EMV chip card payments, which can take longer to process. It’s no wonder more and more stores are accepting Apple Pay. In fact, Apple Pay is already accepted at over two million stores. To see if a store, restaurant, gas station, or other business accepts Apple Pay, just look for the Apple Pay and NFC/tap and pay decals in store windows and on points of sale.

Apple Pay isn’t just for brick-and-mortar businesses. You can also use Apple Pay in a growing number of apps to make secure purchases with a tap. If an app is set up for it, Apple Pay appears as one of the payment options when it’s time to check out.

Below are a number of businesses and apps that currently accept Apple Pay:

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What are the stores that take Apple Pay? They’re all over the place. In fact, a slew of the country’s largest retailers now accept Apple Pay. But Apple Pay isn’t just for the big guys — with the Square contactless and chip reader (which retails for $49), businesses of any size can get set up to accept Apple Pay in no time. If you order online today, you’ll receive your new reader in five to seven business days.

Want to test out Apple Pay at a large retailer before you order your own Apple Pay reader? Below is a list of stores that accept Apple Pay, in alphabetical order:

Stores that accept Apple Pay:

  • Aeropostale
  • Adidas
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • Anthropologie
  • Apple (of course)
  • B&H
  • Babies “R” Us
  • Barneys New York
  • Best Buy
  • BevMo!
  • Big Lots
  • BJ’s
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Champs Sports
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Disney Store
  • Express
  • Foot Locker
  • Footaction
  • Forever 21
  • JCPenney
  • J.Crew
  • GameStop
  • House of Hoops
  • Kids Foot Locker
  • Kohl’s
  • Lady Foot Locker
  • Lego
  • Levi’s
  • Macy’s
  • Old Navy
  • Office Depot
  • OfficeMax
  • Nike
  • Petco
  • Pep Boys
  • RadioShack
  • Run by Foot Locker
  • Sephora
  • Six:02
  • Sports Authority
  • Staples
  • T-Mobile
  • Toys “R” Us
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Unleashed by Petco
  • Urban Outfitters

Fast food places and quick service restaurants that accept Apple Pay:

  • Au Bon Pain
  • Baskin-Robbins
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chili’s
  • Coca-Cola vending
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Fuddruckers
  • Jamba Juice
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs
  • Jimmy John’s
  • Johnny Rockets
  • KFC
  • Luby’s
  • McDonald’s
  • Panera Bread
  • Peet’s Coffee
  • Pizza Hut
  • Rubio’s
  • Subway
  • White Castle

Grocery stores and drug stores that accept Apple Pay:

  • Acme Markets
  • Albertsons
  • ALDI
  • Bashas’
  • BI-LO
  • Cub Foods
  • Costco
  • CVS
  • Dan’s Fresh Market
  • Davis Food & Drug
  • Dick’s Fresh Market
  • Duane Reade
  • Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy
  • FoodMaxx
  • Hannaford
  • Harveys Supermarket
  • Hornbacher’s
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Lin’s Fresh Market
  • Lucky
  • Maceys
  • Meijer
  • Raley’s
  • Rite Aid
  • Save Mart Supermarkets
  • Schnucks
  • Shaws
  • Shop ‘n Save
  • Shoppers Food & Pharmacy
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Star Market
  • Stater Bros.
  • SuperValu
  • Trader Joe’s
  • United Supermarkets
  • Walgreens
  • Wegmans
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Winn-Dixie

Gas stations that accept Apple Pay

  • Chevron
  • Chevron Extra Mile
  • Texaco
  • ExxonMobil (through the Speedpass+ app)

Entertainment and travel businesses that accept Apple Pay:

  • Carmike Cinemas
  • Golden State Warriors
  • JetBlue
  • Marriott
  • Orlando Magic
  • Phoenix Suns
  • Regal Cinemas
  • Renaissance Hotels
  • Walt Disney World

Banks that accept Apple Pay:

There’s a staggering list of major credit and debit cards from top U.S. and Canadian banks that work with Apple Pay. If you’re not sure if your bank lets you accept Apple Pay, take a look at Apple’s official list.

Apps that accept Apple Pay:

  • Airbnb
  • Apple
  • B&H
  • Best Buy
  • Caviar
  • Chairish
  • Cole Haan
  • Delta
  • Disney Store
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Doordash
  • Etsy
  • Eventbrite
  • Fancy
  • Fandango
  • Groupon
  • Hautelook
  • Hotel Tonight
  • Houzz
  • Instacart
  • Jack Threads
  • Kickstarter
  • Levi’s Stadium
  • Lyft
  • MLB.com
  • OpenTable
  • Panera Bread
  • Pinterest
  • Postmates
  • Priceline.com
  • RadPad
  • Sephora
  • Social Print Studio
  • Spring
  • Staples
  • Starbucks
  • StubHub
  • Target
  • Ticketmaster
  • Uber
  • Ulta Beauty

Accept Apple Pay at your business

Customers today are using Apple Pay as a quick, secure, convenient, and contactless way to pay. As contactless transactions are becoming more pervasive in customers’ daily lives, offering a convenient and secure alternative to cash might not only engage with your loyal customers but attract new ones as well.