Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

KFC is accepting Bitcoin for fried chicken in this country

KFC is accepting Bitcoin for fried chicken in this country

The fast-food chain is now accepting the cryptocurrency for a limited time for customers to buy a Bitcoin-themed chicken bucket called the "Bitcoin Bucket".

Canadians anxious about a slump in the price of Bitcoin can use Bitpay to trade in for a bucket of 10 Original Recipe Tenders, Waffle Fries, Med Side, Med Gravy and two Dips for the equivalent of $20. KFC is also advertising its new product on Facebook with a live tracker of the standing price of the product.

That said, you can't exactly walk into a KFC location in Canada and pay with crypto at the cash register. Instead, it is bought online using Bitpay as one of the payment options and the bucket will then be delivered to the customer's address (though a $5 shipping fee will be charged).


A limited-time marketing promotion for a "Bitcoin Bucket" was launched Thursday afternoon by the quick-serve restaurant chain - so limited, in fact, that it appeared to sell out of the ten-piece chicken buckets entirely between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. ET on Friday. The company's social media team has been updating constantly on Twitter on the status of its mouthwatering Bitcoin Bucket.

The cryptocurrency is already accepted by a range of major companies including Microsoft, Expedia.com, Overstock.com, as well as at a number of fast-food franchises globally.

Bitcoin, the most prominent of over a thousand cryptocurrencies now offered, climbed from around US$1,000 to over US$19,000 past year and now trades at around US$14,000.

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