Yes, Wendy’s does take American Express cards and has taken them ever since Wendy’s started accepting credit cards in 2003. Wendy’s accepts credit cards, debit cards, and prepaid cards on all four major networks. Other payment methods accepted at Wendy’s include Wendy’s gift cards and cash, of course.
You won’t be able to pay with a check or money order, however. Forums also report that Wendy’s has yet to start accepting Apple Pay or Google Pay, though there are rumors that the fast-food chain might incorporate those digital payment methods in the coming years.
American Express is accepted at 10.6 million merchant locations in the U.S. and in 160+ countries and territories abroad. But you’ll find some stores that have exclusive deals with the more popular networks, Visa and Mastercard. For example, Costco only accepts Visa cards now, after switching from Amex only in 2016. Plus, despite the good number of foreign countries where you can use American Express cards, acceptance is on a merchant-by-merchant basis. So, coverage in a lot of countries is hit or miss.… read full answer
Here’s where American Express is accepted:
Where American Express is Accepted in the U.S.: 10.6 million merchants
Where American Express is Accepted Internationally: 160+ countries and territories
Countries Where American Express is Accepted Most: Canada, Australia, UK, India, Singapore
Places Where American Express is Not Accepted: Cuba, Sudan, South Sudan, Iran, Syria
Major Retailers That Accept American Express: Amazon, IKEA, Sears, Target, Walmart, Lowe’s, Apple, Best Buy, Staples, CVS
Major Retailers That Don’t Accept American Express: Costco, small non-chain stores/restaurants
So, an American Express card is enough for your shopping within the U.S. Though you may find some stores that don’t take it, the majority will. But you’ll probably want to have a no foreign transaction fee Visa or Mastercard when you go abroad. Those networks guarantee you worldwide coverage, with acceptance in over 200 countries and territories. Plus, Mastercard and Visa cards are accepted just about universally within those regions. Amex cards still have hit-or-miss acceptance in many.
Yes. Taco Bell does take American Express cards, and has taken them ever since Taco Bell started accepting credit cards in 2004. In addition to American Express cards, Taco Bell accepts credit cards on the other 3 major card networks. Other payment methods include cash, debit cards, Taco Bell gift cards, and digital wallets such as Apple Pay and Google Pay when ordering online.… read full answer
It’s important to note that even though the majority of Taco Bell locations accept credit cards from all major card networks, a few reports state that select restaurants may not accept your Amex card, for example. This should rarely be a problem, but it may be worth having a back-up plan in case your local Taco Bell doesn’t take American Express.
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