A newly opened restaurant in Florida, inspired by the growing popularity of crypto, takes digital currency as payment for street food. Based in Clearwater Beach, the Crypto Street Restaurant recently became a hotspot for digital asset owners with its crypto-related food menu and atmosphere. The owner Ricardo Verona made sure that any digital assets that customers have in their crypto wallets are accepted.
They are able to pay through a merchant account, or by sending the crypto directly to Varona’s digital wallet. Did you know? Want to get smarter & wealthier with crypto? Subscribe – We publish new crypto explainer videos every week!
The menu includes a variety of popular street food with names inspired by major cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, and even meme-themed altcoins such as Dogecoin. Some of the most notable ones are the Dogedog, the Bitcoinana Split, and the Crypto Salad. Verona, the owner, said that, currently, the most popular item on the menu is the Dogedog.
In an interview with TampaBay, restaurant owner Ricardo Verona reminisced about his view on crypto before actually getting into it, stating:
“I have a 24-year-old son and he talked to me years ago about crypto. I was totally on the other side, ‘No, you’re crazy. That’s not worth anything.’ How wrong I was.”
However, after he dove a bit deeper into the digital asset environment, it sparked a passion for the idea of opening a restaurant backed by crypto.
At the moment of writing this article, the restaurant is rated very highly, although it had opened very recently. In fact, Ricardo Verona mentioned that there are a lot of people with large followings who criticized the idea of the restaurant. However, he stays optimistic:
“Reputable people who have lots of followers, saying ‘No, this is not good.’ People tend to believe that so I think that that’s the challenge. It’s just misinformation.”
While there are and will be some obstacles to overcome before the restaurant actually gains some ground, the owner hopes that people should “look into it and take their time” to see the potential in digital assets. by Dom Z. – Crypto Analyst, BitDegree