Panera Bread Set to Launch Apple Pay Oct 20

The restaurant chain Panera Bread will reportedly start supporting Apple Pay mobile payments from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Monday, October 20. When iOS 8 was released last month, Apple said its new mobile payment system would go live some time in October, and it's looking more and more like we'll get an official launch date during today's special media event.

Internal memo says Panera Bread to launch Apple Pay on October 20Internal memo says Panera Bread to launch Apple Pay on October 20

Apple Pay is a mobile payment system that lets you use your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to make credit card payments for goods and services. The new iPhone models include an NFC chip that creditcard readers at retailers scan to complete the transaction.

Panera's Apple Pay launch date comes from an internal memo, according to 9to5 Mac, just like Walgreens. In the case of the pharmacy company, however, its memo says Apple Pay is rolling out on October 18.

Apple hasn't officially announced Apple Pay's launch date, but considering both Walgreens and Panera have internal memos with their own rollout dates, it seems Apple is making good on its promise of an October launch.

Be sure to check in with The Mac Observer for our live coverage of Apple's media event today. We'll have the latest on Apple's announcements, including Apple Pay.