Dollars and sense of going cashless

Customers want faster transactions, but ditching cash discriminates against some

Decals and stickers of various modes of cashless payment at a restaurant in Punggol.
Decals and stickers of various modes of cashless payment at a restaurant in Punggol.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

NEW YORK • To cash in on customers' demand for quicker service, more restaurants have stopped accepting cash.

Starbucks, for instance, operates one cashless store in Seattle. Sweetgreen, a seasonal salad spot with about 100 American locations, went cash-free last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2018, with the headline 'Dollars and sense of going cashless'. Subscribe