September 7, 2021, will be remembered as the day when Bitcoin was first accepted as legal tender by any country.
As BTC became a mean of payment, you can use Bitcoin to pay for your favorite burger on McDonald.
Forbes confirmed that McDonald has started accepting bitcoin in El Salvador.
OpenNode, a California-based bitcoin payment processor, has announced that it has partnered up with McDonald (In El Salvador) to make it possible for McDonald to accept bitcoin as payment.
Aaron van Wirdum, Bitcoin Magazine journalist was not expecting that BTC payment infrastructure would not be available from day one, he shared on twitter:
“Just walked into a McDonald’s in San Salvador to see if I could pay for my breakfast with bitcoin, tbh fully expecting to be told no.
But low and behold, they printed a ticket with QR that took me to a webpage with Lightning invoice, and now I’m enjoying my desayuno traditional”
Just walked into a McDonald's in San Salvador to see if I could pay for my breakfast with bitcoin, tbh fully expecting to be told no.
But low and behold, they printed a ticket with QR that took me to a webpage with Lightning invoice, and now I'm enjoying my desayuno traditional! pic.twitter.com/NYCkMNbv7U
— Aaron van Wirdum (@AaronvanW) September 7, 2021
Pizza Hut in El Salvador also started to accept BTC as President Nayib Bukele shared a post on twitter asking “Who Wants Pizza Hut”.
Starbucks customers have reported similar story where BTC is accepted as a mean of payment.
This is to all the critics who said #Bitcoin would never be used to buy coffee. Just payed for mine at Starbucks in #ElSalvador. I just hope this doesn’t become the new 10,000 BTC pizza… pic.twitter.com/JXXGJbKKOG
— Mario Aguiluz (@maguiluz301) September 7, 2021