American fast food chain, Church’s Chicken, which is famous for its fried chicken, announced that it is now supporting payments in Dash coin in 10 of its 13 Venezuelan outlets. According to Dash News, Dash completed its very first transaction at the restaurant and uploaded the video on its official YouTube channel.
Church’s Chicken is the fourth largest chicken food-joint, having more than 1700 locations in 25 countries, coming behind KFC, Popeyes, and Chick-fil-A.
As per the announcement, the integration was possible only through joint efforts from Dash Venezuela and the development department team of Dash.
The announcement comes after KFC Venezuela denied rumours of accepting Dash as their payment partners. The complexity began to grow after PR, and Media News director at DashNews, Mark Mason tweeted saying that KFC Venezuela will now start accepting Dash payments.
Antonio Sampayo, CEO of KFC Venezuela, stated that there were discussions about the crypto test with Dash, but they eventually failed to meet firm agreements. Also clarified that processing payments with Dash, “is not a fact, nor has the publication of any news about it been authorized.”
Dash Merchant Venezuela posted a public apology on Twitter, saying:
“Unfortunately, the message released was premature and reflected our optimism instead of the current state of our discussions with KFC Venezuela. We regret the error and would like to apologize to KFC Venezuela, their directors, and the general public. We take full responsibility for the miscommunication.”
Earlier in January 2018, KFC Canada initiated a PR gimmick, offering “Bitcoin Bucket” of fried chicken, that could only be purchased with Bitcoins. Although, the food chain has no idea on how bitcoins work, but in a promotional tweet it said, “that shouldn’t come between you and some finger lickin’ good chicken.”
In November, Traki department store, a.k.a Walmart of Venezuela started accepting payment for goods in Bitcoin and altcoins such as Ethereum and Litecoin.