US restaurant accepts all cryptocurrencies as payment

The Crypto Street Restaurant in Florida accepts all cryptocurrencies as payment and has received only five star reviews so far.

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A new crypto-themed restaurant in Florida makes hot dogs and shrimp cocktails inspired by Dogecoin (DOGE) and Shiba Inu (SHIB). Definitely the doge dogs be highly appreciated by customers.

Dubbed the “Crypto Street Restaurant,” the Clearwater Beach venue held a grand opening to the public earlier this month with a menu full of names that nod to popular crypto assets and terminology.

The menu features dishes such as the Dogedog, Crypto Cuban, DeFi Caesar Salad, SHIBA Shrimp Cocktail, and the Bitcoinana Split to name a few. The restaurant’s decor also matches the theme with crypto posters, furniture featuring Doge, Satoshi Nakamoto, Elon Musk and various Bitcoin memes.

According to Ricardo Varona, the owner of the restaurant, Crypto Street accepts payments in all digital assets, including memecoins and so-called “Shitcoins”.

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During a Dec. 29 interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Varona said his 24-year-old son gave him a first introduced to crypto a few years ago, but at the time he was not a fan of the sector. Over time, however, his opinion changed and he first considered launching a restaurant franchise that accepted crypto payments. But this plan changed to a fully crypto-themed venue instead of a chain that simply accepted crypto.

“I kept thinking I wanted to do something different, something new, and I kept thinking about crypto… I calculated how much it would cost to do something new, cut ties with the franchise and started working on Crypto Street.”

“So far the younger crowd love it and are coming back. In the older audience, there are many people who are interested in stories similar to mine where their son or grandson taught them something. So it makes for some pretty cool conversations,” he added.

Varona said the restaurant can accept crypto payments through a merchant account or peer-to-peer directly to his wallet.

“So far we have had a few trades in crypto, although many people are interested in using it. There are also those who just sold it or want to keep it long term instead. But many people understand that using it adds value,” he said.

Five stars for the food or for the idea?

In its short history, the Crypto Street Restaurant has so far received positive reviews online, with a total of three five-star reviews on Yelp and eight five-star reviews on Google Reviews.

“Very cool place! Excellent decoration, great menu options and super friendly staff. Owner is on top of everything and is happy to give you a tour of the themed restaurant and explain how the crypto payment system will work,” said elite Yelper “Eduardo F.”

This isn’t the first time the beloved Dogecoin has been associated with hot dogs, after American meat maker Oscar Mayer auctioned off a one-off “Hot Doge Wieners” on eBay in August.

Last month, Cointelegraph also reported that popular fast food chain Burger King teamed up with trading platform Robinhood to give away free cryptocurrency, mainly in the form of DOGE.

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