American fast food chain Chipotle now accepting cryptocurrency payment in the U.S.

The signature burrito chain is partnering with Flexa to enable payments in 98 digital assets, including BTC, SOL and ETH.
June 07, 2022 - Cynthia Chung

America’s crowd-favourite fast food restaurant, Chipotle Mexican Grill, has partnered with Flexa to allow clients to pay their bills in cryptocurrency.

This means customers can pay their meals using around 100 digital assets, including Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and Dogecoin, among others. The offer is available at all 2,979 Chipotle restaurant locations across the United States. Customers who pay with cryptocurrencies in a Flexa-enabled app will receive a 10% discount for their next purchase. 

 

Flexa is a carbon negative network that leverages on verifiable carbon offsetting to balance carbon emissions of its Blockchain and operating activities. 

 

The announcement by Flexa welcoming Chipotle on board read, “All of us here at Flexa are incredibly excited to be working alongside the Chipotle team to help further digital payments innovation and make real, healthy food even easier to enjoy. We’re looking forward to continuing to enable more payment options together very soon.”

 

In April 2021, Chipotle first entered the digital currency space with its US$ 100,000 free burritos and US$ 100,000 worth of Bitcoin giveaway to celebrate National Burrito Day. The fast food giant also launched its own in-game currency Burrito Bucks on Roblox alongside its Burrito Builder game debut on the same platform. Burrito Bucks can be exchanged for a free entrée code at participating Chipotle restaurants.  

 

Flexa co-founder Trevor Filter highlighted the digital currency payment options benefits both customers and companies who participate. 

 

‘Chipotle benefits from reaching customers where they are through the new payment methods they want to use,’ Filter told CoinDesk. ‘And, at the same time, Chipotle’s customers benefit from greater payment flexibility, faster checkout and a more seamless experience at the fast casual restaurants they already love.’

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