The easiest way to pay for parking in Chelmsford just became even more rewarding

CHELMSFORD, UK (23 May 2018) --- PayByPhone, the leading mobile parking payment provider in Chelmsford, announced today that it will partner with Chop Bloc as part of the Chelmsford Steakout competition. Starting this Friday, drivers who use PayByPhone to park in the city will automatically be entered into a draw to win a £100 meal for two at the popular steak and grill restaurant.

The competition will run from 25 May to 17 June and is open to everyone who parks in Chelmsford’s four PayByPhone-supported car parks located around the heart of the city and in the bustling Meadows Shopping Centre. Three sets of prizes are up for grabs and the winners will enjoy ‘the very best in steak and burgers’ at Chop Bloc in the 18thCentury old Greys Brewery Yard. 

‘PayByPhone is delighted to partner with Chop Bloc. We have been operating in Chelmsford for the past five years and our cashless parking serves more than 30,000 users in the city per month. The Chelmsford Steakout competition is a perfect opportunity for us to work with an exceptional local restaurant and reward our users for their loyalty,’ explains Anthony Cashel, Marketing Manager for PayByPhone UK. ‘The lucky winners will be able to enjoy a great meal, and with PayByPhone’s extend-from-anywhere feature, they can even stay for dessert.’

Founded by brothers Steve and Dave Patten, Chop Bloc restaurant is split over two floors, with bespoke cocktail heaven The Bloc Bar on the third and top floor, offering Happy Hour on Mondays through Thursdays from 5 to 10pm and Sundays from 12 to 7pm.The Patten brothers, who are skilled butchers, were inspired by a road-trip around the US where they tried all of the legendary burgers and brought that knowledge back to Chelmsford. Manager Ben Hyde says: ‘Quality of food and a love for Chelmsford is at the heart of everything we do at Chop Bloc. That’s why we are excited to partner with PayByPhone – they love this town as much as we do and working together we can make life easier and more delicious for everyone.’

The PayByPhone app has a loyal following in Chelmsford with 71% of users in the city rating the service’s ease of use a 9 out of 10 or higher. Locations include The Meadows, The Meadows multi-storey car park, The Granary and Army & Navy. ‘Refreshed signage is coming to the car parks over the next month and is expected to make identifying a PayByPhone location, and the parking process, even easier,’ concludes Cashel.

PayByPhone can be used immediately by downloading the app, or by visiting To learn more about PayByPhone’s partnership with Chop Bloc please visit

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