Shake Shack, a New York-based fast-food franchise, has partnered with Cash App, a digital payments company’s app, to offer Bitcoin (BTC) payback to its customers.
Shake Shack is a New York City-based American fast food restaurant brand. In 2001, it began as a hot dog vendor in Madison Square Park, and its fame continued to expand rapidly. According to executives, the fast-food chain is collaborating with Block’s Cash App since it currently has a cryptocurrency-interested customer base.
It was reported that the customers who make purchases with Cash Card, a debit card to Cash App users, or by purchasing things through Cash Boost, a rewards program accessible to Cash Card members, will receive 15% of their transaction back in Bitcoin (BTC). Until mid-March, users can look for the deal on Cash App, under the Cash Boost program and Cash Card page.
Shake Shack is experimenting with Cash App to see if it can attract younger customers and if customers are eager for more cryptocurrency alternatives, according to management. The majority of Block’s consumers are millennials and Gen Z, according to Amrita Ahuja, the company’s chief financial officer, as per reports.
According to Jay Livingston, the burger chain’s chief marketing officer, the firm hasn’t noticed a demand from customers to purchase cryptocurrencies, so this trial will help determine if the company should start accepting them as a means of payment or extend the rewards program at some time. Livingston further added,
“You’re always trying to place your bets on those things that truly will be meaningful and not waste resources on the ones that won’t.”
Shake Shack’s program could help increase cryptocurrency users
Reports stated that Block has been experimenting with bitcoin on Cash App since 2018, and last year added free bitcoin sending to the app, among other features, to encourage consumers to understand more about the cryptocurrency. However, according to Livingston, the app’s users’ knowledge of Bitcoin (BTC) prompted Shake Shack to collaborate with Block on its rewards offer.
Shake Shack isn’t the first cryptocurrency business to attract cryptocurrency users. In light of recent events, Burger King, an American multinational corporation, teamed up with renowned investment platform Robinhood last year to give incentives in a variety of cryptocurrencies. There have also been some cryptocurrency-themed burger restaurants springing up all around the world. At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) was priced at $39,185.80 and had plunged by 5.87% in the last 24 hours.