Contactless spending has increased by 90% in catering businesses over the past year - the second highest spending increase in the food category.
Contactless purchasing in pubs rose 79% and restaurants saw a 62% increase according to new figures from the Barclaycard Contactless Spending Index.
Half of all Brits are now estimated to use "touch and go" payments at least once a month and one in five (21%) are planning to increase their usage even further, according to the findings.
Overall, contactless spending increased 166% in 2016.
|Position||Category||Annual spending increase|
|3||Gift, card & novelty shops||180%|
|9||Household appliance stores||97%|
|11||Pubs and bars||79%|
|12||Fast food outlets||69%|
|Position||City||Annual spending increase\*|