McDonald’s El Salvador takes Bitcoin
In today’s restaurant and grocery store tech news, McDonald’s responded to El Salvador’s decision to accept bitcoin as its national currency by accepting cryptocurrency at all of its restaurants nationwide, while brands FAT announced that they will be opening 70 virtual kitchens in five countries in the Middle East. In addition, Abe Ng, CEO of Sushi Maki restaurant brand, discusses the win-win of grocery store restaurants.
FAT Brands Brings 70 Virtual Locations to Middle East As Ghost Kitchen Expansion Trend Goes Global
Restaurant group FAT Brands, parent company of Fatburger, Johnny Rockets and Hurricane Grill & Wings, among others, on Tuesday, September 7, announced the opening of 70 ghost kitchens in the Middle East, as part of a more development deal. large gathering more than 200 new locations in the region. The deal includes the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait, and the locations will open over the next five years.
In-store restaurants from Sushi Maki to Whole Foods drive frequency while enhancing the grocery experience
Building on the consolidation of previously disparate food categories, the Sushi Maki sushi chain has seen great success from its locations inside Whole Foods Market stores. Restaurant CEO Abe Ng talks to PYMNTS about how these partnerships benefit both brands, meeting the omnichannel and omni-category needs of consumers.
McDonald’s El Salvador To Accept Bitcoin As Experts Question Profitability
In El Salvador, McDonald’s now accepts bitcoin payments. Bitcoin payment processor OpenNode announced on Tuesday, September 7 that the Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) will accept cryptocurrency at its 19 restaurants across the country.