Adoption: Germany’s Burger King to now accept Bitcoin (BTC), details still unclear
One of the world’s most popular burger franchise, Burger King, has started accepting Bitcoin payment. People of Germany can buy Burger King items through Bitcoin directly, without the need for conversion into fiat.
Although no official release from Burger King, users from Germany noticed the Bitcoin symbol on the list of accepted payment methods on Burger King’s mobile app. The symbol is visible only on the German version of the app.
The news was broken on Twitter by cryptocurrency influencer Crypto Sara.
BREAKING: Burger King in Germany now accepts Bitcoin in their app!
Every day more than 11 million guests visit Burger King restaurants around the world. It’s the second largest fast food burger place in the world.
BTC accepted here, BTC accepted there, BTC accepted everywhere! pic.twitter.com/CiWXh7B6dB
— Crypto Sara (@AltcoinSara) September 1, 2019
Burger King is one of the largest franchises in the world. Started in 1953, in Jacksonville Florida, the chain soon expanded into a multi-billion dollar franchise. More than 11 million people visit Burger King daily around the world. The chain has over 18,000 (2018) franchises around the world, including in China, India, Thailand, etc.
Not the first time Experimenting
This isn’t Burger King’s first experimentation with cryptocurrencies. In 2017, the franchise launched a native cryptocurrency in Russia to incentivize customers for buying hamburgers and sandwiches. The token was called as WhopperCoin and with each Whopper purchase (Burger King’s flagship burger, similar to Big Mac by McDonald’s), customers could receive some WhopperCoin which could be exchanged for items.
There is no official statement from Burger King regarding the new Bitcoin payment feature. Moreover, no reports on the internet of people using Bitcoin to pay for items have been reported. It is also unclear whether Burger King will be using Lightning Network or normal Bitcoin transactions for accepting Bitcoins.
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