Visa CPS Restaurant rates are only available to restaurants and quick-serve fast food merchants. Restaurant rates are slightly higher than their retail counterparts. Click through to see what card rates restaurants can expect to see, and what potential downgrades will look like.
To qualify for the below restaurant rates, merchants must be classified as a restaurant or quick-service merchant (MCC of 5812 or 5814). Quick-serve merchants will only be eligible for debit sales within this rate classification. Read on for the basic qualifications, plus you’ll see each type of card that’s eligible for restaurant rates, along with the associated potential downgrade.
Mastercard Convenience Base
Mastercard has a special “Convenience” rate program designed for a few specific types of merchants. You must be categorized as a quick-service food establishment, movie theater, taxicab/limousine, or convenience store to gain access to these rates. The intention of this program is to give lower rates to merchants who regularly process many small-ticket sales. These interchange rates have no “per-transaction” fees, which often add up quickly for low-average-ticket merchants!