Posted January 20, 2021 by FreedomPay

FreedomPay Awarded Supplier of the Year in U.S.

Leading food & beverage merchant gives kudos to a key partner in 2020 amid a once-in-lifetime pandemic.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – January 20, 2021 – FreedomPay, a global leader in Next Level Commerce™, has been recognized by Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. as the 2020 Supplier of the Year. The award was presented at the Checkers & Rally’s National Convention, which virtually hosted 500 attendees including Checkers & Rally’s operators, franchise owners, corporate employees, and suppliers.

FreedomPay enables 200+ Checkers & Rally’s locations across the U.S. FreedomPay’s PCI-Validated P2PE solution provides the highest level of security to the customer, while offering a frictionless checkout experience through a suite of Touchless Commerce solutions including contactless card payment, digital wallet acceptance, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

“FreedomPay constantly strives to provide innovation and an enhanced end-user experience for our partners,” said Christopher Kronenthal, President & CTO at FreedomPay. “The recognition by Checkers as Supplier of the Year is a testament to our hard-working team, and we look forward to a continuing our work with Checkers to provide innovative payment solutions to their customers.”

“FreedomPay has been a key partner to Checkers & Rally’s as we look to innovate our payment landscape and enhance the experience of our customers,” said Minh Le, Chief Information Officer at Checkers. “We were pleased to recognize FreedomPay as a Supplier of the Year, and we look forward to building on our continued success with FreedomPay as we enter 2021.”


About FreedomPay

FreedomPay’s Next Level Commerce™ platform transforms existing payment systems and processes from legacy to leading edge. As the premier choice for many of the largest companies across the globe in retail, hospitality, lodging, gaming, sports and entertainment, foodservice, education, healthcare and financial services, FreedomPay’s technology has been purposely built to deliver rock solid performance in the highly complex environment of global commerce. The company maintains a world-class security environment and was first to earn the coveted validation by the PCI Security Standards Council against Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE/EMV) standard in North America. FreedomPay’s robust solutions across payments, security, identity, and data analytics are available in-store, online and on-mobile and are supported by rapid API adoption. The award winning FreedomPay Commerce Platform operates on a single, unified technology stack across multiple continents allowing enterprises to deliver an innovative Next Level experience on a global scale. www.freedompay.com


FreedomPay published a White Paper The American Payment Revolution: Next Level Commerce which is designed to help merchants of all sizes understand the need for technological advancement at the point of sale and why businesses should respond to the catalyst of change caused by COVID-19 to enable America’s economic recovery. Click here to download the report.

About Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc.

Based in Tampa, Fla., Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., an iconic and innovative drive-thru restaurant chain known for its bold, craveable food, famous fries, exceptional value, and people-first attitude, operates and franchises both Checkers® and Rally’s® restaurants. With 836 restaurants and room to grow, Checkers & Rally’s is a proven brand with flexible building formats that is aggressively expanding across the country. Checkers & Rally’s is dedicated to being a place where franchisees and employees who work hard can create opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities. In recent years, the brand has earned several of the industry’s most prestigious awards including: “#1 Most Craveable Fries” by Restaurant Business; Best Franchise Deal and “Best Drive-Thru in America” by QSR Magazine; Top Food and Beverage Franchise by Franchise Business Review; the “Hot! Again” award from Nation’s Restaurant News and has consistently been ranked on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500.