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Square Just Streamlined Your Morning Coffee Run

Never wait for your latte again.


Mobile payment startup Square is now making it easier than ever for customers to get their morning caffeine fix. According to Gizmodo, Square — which recently announced an additional $150 million in funding — has added new features to its app Square Order, allowing users to skip morning coffee shop lines forever. The app already allows customers to order food on their phone, and pay for it via stored credit card information. The app then notifies customers when their food was ready for pick up.

Square's blog notes that the app is now capable of cutting wait times down to basically zero because it can predict a customer's arrival time. Participating cafes have specific pre-set prep times built in for each menu item and when customers are within a certain distance, the cafe is sent an alert to begin to prepare the item. Upon arriving, all a customer has to do is pick up their already-prepared coffee and walk out. The app will also remember a customer's preferences, including dairy type. The updates are available at all businesses that currently work with Square Order, including Blue Bottle locations in San Francisco and New York.