KFC Canada has rolled out the Bitcoin Bucket, an offering that can only be paid for using Bitcoin.
As soon as Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have started their epic bull run, many large companies are accepting Bitcoins as a legitimate source of funds. At the same time, KFC will also place a Facebook-based live tracker of the bucket's price corresponding to the bitcoin-dollar exchange rate.
The Bitcoin Bucket contains 10 chicken tenders, waffle fries, a medium side, gravy and two dips.
Currently, the Bitcoin Bucket is sold out (unfortunately).
"Sure, we don't know exactly what Bitcoins are, or how they work, but that shouldn't come between you and some finger lickin' good chicken", the company said in a tweet.
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.
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"Welcome to 2018, Canada", the KFC Canada website reads.
While KFC Canada does not intend to integrate bitcoin as a permanent and long-term payment method as of current, the company has introduced its bitcoin campaign to address the rapidly increasing demand for bitcoin and the cryptocurrency market in general.
For a limited period of time, KFC is selling a bucket of fried chicken for $20 presented in a bitcoin-themed container demonstrating the price of the fried chicken bucket at the time of the sale.
"$20 bucket today, $5 bucket tomorrow, $200 bucket next week", wrote Nathan Hudson, alluding to the cryptocurrency's volatility.
But this Canadian social media LTO promotion was aimed squarely at marketing the chain, rather than making money directly from bitcoin transactions. We are now seeing bitcoin become mainstream. It has decreased by 1.22%, as compared to the previous day.