KFC in Canada now accepts Bitcoin

A screengrab of Kentucky Fried Chicken's Bitcoin bucket promotion is shown in a handout. THE CANADIAN PRESS  HO

A screengrab of Kentucky Fried Chicken's Bitcoin bucket promotion is shown in a handout. THE CANADIAN PRESS HO

If you're sitting on some bitcoin and are feeling hungry, why not order some fried chicken?

Fast food chicken franchise KFC will now allows customers in Canada to pay for a bucket meal using Bitcoin.

"A lot of you want to buy in Bitcoin, which means we keep selling out".

The crispy meal is priced at CA$20 (£12, $16) which now amounts to about BTC 0.001181 and includes 10 Original Recipe chicken tenders, waffle fries, a medium side, gravy and two dips.

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.

In case you're wondering how you can walk into a Canadian KFC location and purchase the Bitcoin Bucket, well, you can't, at least physically.

KFC Canada says its "Bitcoin Bucket" deal is real.

The world-famous fastfood chain has announced that for a limited time only, it will be happy to accept the cryptocurrency in exchange for its items.

This presents a bit of an issue to customers because BitPay's minimum transaction limit was raised to $100 in the latter half of last month.

The company announced their new promotion via Twitter on January 11, reading: "KFC Canada presents The #Bitcoin Bucket".

KFC Canada's page for the promotion helpfully includes live updates of that sum in Bitcoin.

In September past year, Pick n Pay successfully tested Bitcoin purchases, allowing customers to pay for groceries using Bitcoin. "If Satoshi reveals his true identity, his bucket is on us", KFC said.

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