Restaurants – Bars – Nightclubs

Quick Service Restaurants

Credit card usage at quick service restaurants (QSRs) is growing at an astonishing rate. To capitalize on this lucrative trend, Ignite Payments offers a specially designed Quick Service Restaurant Program with the diverse needs of the QSR merchant in mind. Our efficient, quick-payment solution dramatically improves the speed and profitability of low-ticket, swipe-and-go transactions by allowing merchants to offer a variety of payment options to help satisfy customer needs, attract new customers and increase market share.

Simple and Robust

The QSR Program presents a very simple yet robust retail application with a variety of communication and processing options for both large and small-scale QSRs. Our team of experts has designed flexible solutions that address transaction speed, ticket size, customer service and future technological advancements.

With our QSR Program you receive:

  • Streamlined credit and debit processing with online access to real-time transaction data available through
  • A customer-generating gift card program
  • Greater customer loyalty

Improve Transaction Speed

When it comes to transaction time, every second counts. By capitalizing on available point-of-sale (POS) solutions that use Internet protocol (IP) and Contactless technology, merchants can cut card transaction times down by approximately three to four seconds, essentially making electronic card transactions much faster than cash. The MasterCard® Convenience and Visa® Small Ticket programs offer the following features to help you save even more time for transactions under $15:

  • A customer receipt is required only if requested by the cardholder
  • The cardholder’s signature is not required

Generate Greater Revenue

Generating greater revenue is the name of the game, and that’s where our QSR Program can help you succeed. Studies have shown that card acceptance at QSR locations can attract new customers and improve traffic. According to a First Data survey, 63 percent of respondents would visit a QSR that accepts cards more often than those that accept cash only.* Additionally, payment cards have a positive impact on the average transaction size as consumers are not as price conscious when using cards at a QSR location.

* First Data survey, 2002

Gas Stations & Convenience Stores

Gas Stations & Convenience Stores

Ignite Payments understands that convenience stores and other petroleum retailers have unique needs at the point-of-sale that differentiate them from other retail markets. Speed of service, the ability to accept alternative payment options, minimizing payment processing costs and building customer loyalty are just a few key concerns for business owners in this industry. We offer a complete range of payment solutions designed to enhance point-of-sale capabilities and consumers’ shopping experience in the Petroleum/C-store environment.

With Our Petroleum Payment Solutions, You Get:

  • Various programs designed to help reduce credit card fees
  • Streamlined credit, debit and Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) processing
  • Multi-payment options including pay-at-the-pump solutions
  • Expanded payment options with Fleet card acceptance
  • Petroleum specific point-of-sale terminals

We combine our vast experience in the electronic payments industry to offer you some of the most efficient, targeted payment solutions. As demand increases for flexible payment options, we can help you run your business more efficiently and cost effectively.

Petroleum Payment Solutions Include: Credit, Debit, and EBT Processing

  • Flexible credit acceptance options enable merchants to offer a variety of point-of-sale solutions and attract those customers who prefer to pay by credit card
  • Multiple Debit Acceptance products are available to suit your customer’s payment preferences, including personal identification number (PIN) debit and signature debit
  • The EBT solution provides the merchant with a consolidated statement and funding stream, documenting cash flow and simplifying the reconciliation processes. And, the service is discreet, with no additional identification or signature needed from the consumer

PCI Compliance

PCI Compliance

For PCI support you are required to call:

Phone: 1-855-532-4891 Hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm (EST) Monday – Friday

All merchants processing card transactions must comply with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) mandated by Visa®, MasterCard®, Discover® and other major Card Organizations. The PCI DSS applies to all businesses accepting credit or debit card transactions.

Businesses that don’t comply could face significant fines and be financially responsible for fraudulent transactions. If you have point-of-sale systems and computers that are connected to the Internet, the significant risks of having your business information and customer data stolen – such as credit card account numbers – will be reduced if you validate compliance with PCI DSS requirements. The stolen information is often used in counterfeit credit card transactions, and if this were to happen to your business, you could be financially responsible for these charges wherever the counterfeit card is used. Data compromises also threaten the business credibility that you’ve worked hard to create and maintain.

Visa®, MasterCard® and Discover® have mandated that businesses comply with the PCI DSS to ensure cardholder data (e.g. cardholder name, account number, expiration date) is protected. Under no circumstances can card track data (cardholder data contained in the magnetic stripe) be stored.

Fraud Protection

Fraud Protection

From the latest encryption regulations to fraud protection, check conversions and reconciliation of statements, Ignite Payments is able to help deliver safe, reliable transactions through our e-commerce payment services.

Ignite Payments has several programs in place to help limit liability and help reduce chances of fraudulent activity. Our back-office fucntionality and mutiple feature options allow us to maximize the speed and security of nocash payment offerings.

In addition, daily transaction monitoring for all of our merchant accounts help prevent:

  • Excessive chargebacks
  • High rate of returns
  • Duplicate transactions

Merchant Resources

Merchant Resources

MyMerchantOffice® service is a dedicated merchant Web site that allows business owners to access their merchant account information online 24/7 and to reach customer service. Using the Web site, merchants can also reconcile their deposits, retrieve their deposit information, view detailed reports of their chargeback and retrieval histories, and receive prompt answers to questions they submit via e-mail.

Customer Service

Ignite Payments supports its merchants with exemplary customer support 24/7 in more than 140 languages and dialects. The customer service staff helps merchants reconcile their deposits, understand their account statements, and answer questions about rates, fees, chargebacks and retrievals. Merchant calls that require special attention are transferred to special representatives who will do everything within their power to meet the merchants’ needs.

POS Help Desk

Technical assistance for point-of-sale (POS) processing equipment and processing issues is available from the POS Help Desk. Merchants can rely on representatives from the POS Help Desk to answer questions about their POS processing equipment, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additionally, new merchants can call the Help Desk for training instructions and assistance to operate their POS processing equipment.

Gateway Support

The Technical Support Department assists merchants with our Secure Payment Gateway, other Internet gateways and processing software.

Merchants can get help with setup of the Central service and the Connect service payment options by contacting the HTML Support Group. The API (application support interface) Support Group helps merchants implement the API service for transaction processing and manages shopping cart compatibility.

Interactive Voice Response

Interactive voice response (IVR) allows merchants to access their deposit history, to order merchant statements and to connect to the voice authorization center. Merchants can also request that their reports are faxed or mailed.

Getting Started

Step 1: Decide on a strategy

Whether choosing to accept only credit cards or virtually every noncash transaction, including PIN-secured and signature debit cards, gift cards, TeleCheck Electronic Check Acceptance®Verification Service or electronic check processing, FDIS can help businesses capture new revenue through increased payment options.

Step 2: Create a merchant account

Creating a Ignite Payments merchant account is quick and easy. Complete a merchant application and, barring any discrepancies, most accounts are approved within 48 hours.

Step 3: Choose the best product

Ignite Payments products are designed to suit all payment processing needs, with products ranging from hardwired transaction terminals, PIN pads and printers to wireless, handheld terminals

Products & Services

Products & Services


Ignite Payments is a leader in electronic payment processing, with an unparalleled set of products and services that enable merchants, financial institutions, businesses and government agencies to optimize payment processing efficiency.

We offer a full range of POS terminals, wireless solutions, peripherals and supplies, designed to save both time and money while helping merchants make the most of consumer preferences. Merchants can find the right terminal to operate successfully at the point-of-sale, based on the needs of their retail or non-traditional environment.

Through a combination of a personal computer, business management software and a payment processing system, merchants can leverage the combined value of three industry leaders: First Data, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard with the First Data™ Retail Solution and First Data™ Restaurant .  It helps manage inventory, track sales, control costs, improve customer service and better guide business decisions.

Ignite Payments brings you a vast array of innovative products and services that make us your single source for payment solutions.


With Ignite Payments merchants can simplify payment acceptance and accommodate their customer’s payment preference including: MasterCard®, Visa®, PIN-secured and signature debit cards, American Express®, Diners®, Discover® Network, and JCB® cards; checks and gift cards.

For over 40 years, TeleCheck has delivered solutions that make check/ACH acceptance efficient and secure.

The TeleCheck Electronic Check Acceptance® (ECA®) program converts paper checks into electronic transactions at the point of sale and deposits these funds into the merchant’s direct deposit account (DDA) generally within two business days.

Provided all requirements are met, under the TeleCheck Paper Warranty program, merchants receive payment on all checks that they properly authorize through the system.

With First DataSM Gift Card solution merchants of every size and type can drive traffic to their businesses, increase sales, build brand awareness and improve customer satisfaction.

Through a referral relationship, our Merchant Cash Advance program can help merchants turn future credit card sales into working capital and access up to $150,000 per location, in as little as 5 days. Merchants can buy new equipment, renovate their store, expand their business, pay bills, stock shelves, purchase inventory and eliminate payroll concerns.