Landry, one of the biggest American restaurants chains, announced that 80 to 90 percent of its brands would start accepting digital currencies within the next three months. While talking to a local channel, Tilman Fertitta, the firm CEO said,
We’ll have it, probably, within all of our restaurant brands — or 80% to 90% — in the next 90 days, where you don’t have to use a Mastercard or Visa or American Express anymore. You can use bitcoin or other digital currencies.
The company based in Houston boasts a total of six hundred luxury restaurants and hotels across the United States. Over the last few years, its owner has been a prominent supporter of blockchain technology and digital currencies.
Landry is the latest major firm to jump on the crypto bandwagon following the market ascent to a record high in April this year.
Since then, the industry has seen a surge in the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies as a payment method, notable among them is Tesla and Camping World who recently announced that they would start accepting crypto.
In 2018, Kelly’s luxury car dealer started accepting Bitcoin, and earlier this month, it added Dogecoin to its list. Only recently, Acker, America’s biggest wine seller also started accepting digital currencies.