Another Subway sandwich shop is now accepting payment by bitcoin.
The purchase wasn’t entirely seamless, with commenters on the video noting that the video begins in the daytime and ends after dark, suggesting that the purchase took longer than your average credit card payment.
“The guy [at the register] wasn't the owner and never did this before. That and we didn't know what exchange to base the price off of [sic],” wrote xclusive3, explaining the difficulties with the payment.
Subway sandwich shops are run as franchises, like many other fast-food businesses, meaning that the decision to accept bitcoin payments will have been made by the local owner, rather than the Subway corporation itself.
As more and more business owners become aware of digital currency, corporations that run a franchise model may have eventually have to address the question of whether to embrace bitcoin payments.
Until then, Allentown and Moscow are two unlikely bitcoin sister cities.
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