Colonel Sanders wants customers’ bitcoins. According to Fortune , Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) has announced a Bitcoin Bucket, available in Canada and only for a limited time, for the low price of $ 20 worth of bitcoin tokens.
The bucket, which contains 10 original recipes tenders, waffle fries, a medium side, gravy and two dipping sauces, can be bought with cash, credit, Apple Pay or any other payment method. Only bitcoin. It is, however, eligible for delivery.
“We do not know exactly what bitcoins are, or how they work, but what do you need to do with some good lickin ‘chicken,” “Q & A” in a company tweet – adding that a bitcoin Satoshi if he reveals his true identity.
The Bitcoin Bucket may seem weird, but it’s not even weirdest marketing ploy that KFC has introduced in recent months. In November, the company built a branded Faraday cage – essentially an internet escape pod, which blocks cellular and Wi-Fi signals – and listed it for $ 10,000.
Before that, KFC released limited-edition fried chicken-scented candles, “Extra-Crispy” sunscreen and a chicken-scented bath bomb (file under: “Products not to use before a camping trip”). The company also built its own chicken-themed keyboard, an edible “finger-lickin ‘good” nail polish and a pillowcase printed with Colonel Sanders’ face.
All these bizarre products indicate that KFC is probably just riding the bitcoin hype rather than setting some brave new industry trend, but the company is saying that it could expand to other cryptocurrencies for future promotions, so maybe the Colonel really is trying to change the QSR office.
If so, it’s certainly the first to do it by embracing cryptocurrencies. Select franchise locations of other restaurant chains have begun to accept bitcoin as payment, but never before has a parent company made that decision.
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