According to the announcement, Pizza Hut will now be able to accept cryptocurrency in its Venezuelan stores thanks to its partnership with CryptoBuyer, which became the payments partner of the restaurant in the country. The Twitter announcement was later confirmed by the CEO of Pizza Hut Venezuela, Richard Elkhouri, who told local news outlet El Axioma:
“Today Pizza Hut is trying to go hand in hand with technological innovation, with the support of what technology offers every day to be able to maintain ourselves and evolve in the market. It is important that we accommodate young people, modern adults, and people technologically knowledgeable.”
Customers in the pizza chain will now have the option to pay for their food and drinks using one of the three supported cryptocurrencies, namely BTC, DASH, and CryptoBuyer’s native token XPT. While it’s not available everywhere across the country, Pizza Hut has restaurants established in the cities of Caracas, Maracay, Maracaibo and Barquisimeto.
This is not the first time that CryptoBuyer has expanded its crypto reach within the South American nation this year. Back in May, the firm partnered with Venezuelan company Mega Soft, which enabled it to facilitated crypto payments across 20,000 shops and businesses in the country.