Yes, Peruvian Brothers
Back in December 2013, Peruvian Brothers became the first food truck in Washington DC to accept #Bitcoin in exchange for their mouthwatering sandwiches.
Today, you can pay with Bitcoin at all their brick-and-mortar locations in Washington DC & Northern Virginia. Catering orders can be paid via crypto too!
Peruvian Brothers accepts Bitcoin at La Cosecha DC
In Washington DC’s trendy NoMa neighborhood, one can now hear, “Welcome to Peruvian Brothers! Will you be paying in cash, credit or crypto?” when ordering a mouthwatering Impossible Beef empanada at their stand inside La Cosecha Latin Market at 1280 4th St. NE DC.
D.C.’s First Food Truck to Accept Bitcoin
Thanks to an early tip from the Winklevoss twins, D.C.’s favorite food trucks, Peruvian Brothers, tapped into digital currency payment options starting back in December 9th, 2013.
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December 9, 2013
Budding entrepreneurs Giuseppe and Mario Lanzone are launching the DC food truck scene into the next era of commerce. Starting December 9th, Peruvian Brothers food truck will become the first mobile vendor in the nation’s capital to accept the cutting edge of cryptocurrency: Bitcoin. In an industry that has flourished under the digital age, food truck customers can track down their favorite foods prepared in a mobile kitchens using social media and geo-location, order their favorite dish and pay for their meal, all with their smartphone.
HOW IT WORKS: Peruvian Brothers customers order their favorite “comida criolla” flavors from the Peruvian Brothers food truck and upon seeing the Peruvian Brothers QR Code signifying that they are a Bitcoin friendly vendor, simply inform the teller that they will be paying digitally. Currently, Peruvian Brothers are utilizing Bitpay as a merchant interface through an iPhone app that creates a QR code specific to its BitPay account. For every transaction, BitPay creates a unique address in the form of a QR code that reflects the real time exchange rate for the amount of Bitcoin/USD the truck is requesting in exchange for food. Customers will then scan that QR code with their smartphone and approve the transaction using whatever Bitcoin wallet they have.
When accepting a payment using Bitcoin, Peruvian Brothers has the option to transfer the USD amount directly to their bank account to keep a seamless line of cash flow or keep their Bitcoins as an investment that they can later cash in depending on the ever-fluctuating value of the digital currency.
WHY: A smart lead from Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, Giuseppe’s Olympic Rowing teammates and close friends with a knack for knowing what’s hot in the tech world, sent PB back to the drawing room to implement the latest craze in digital currency. With their tech-savvy guidance, Peruvian Brothers are rolling out an easy vending solution that offers lower payment processing and more secure transactions. For a small business, these perks are unmatched. In the simplest transaction, a sandwich is sold for Bitcoin which is then instantly sold to Bitpay for its current USD market value, insulating the vendor from the fluctuations in the Bitcoin market and charging a fraction of the traditional credit card exchange rates. The result is more profit for the loving attention put into each and every one of the Peruvian Brothers signature Pan Con Chicharron and Quinoa Salads.
The Peruvian Brothers just adopted the digital currency, but its future remains unclear.
BY SABA NASEEM
PUBLISHED ON DECEMBER 18, 2013
It’s no longer a question of whether food trucks take cash or credit. Peruvian Brothers is now the first D.C.-area food truck to take the digital currency Bitcoin.
BY JESSICA SIDMAN
PUBLISHED ON DECEMBER 9TH, 2013
A meal of one pan con chicharron, an empanada de pollo, an order of alfajores and an Inca Kola will set you back $18 or 2.064 percent of one Bitcoin at this very moment. By tomorrow? Who knows.
BY SARAH HUGHES
PUBLISHED ON DECEMBER 9, 2013
Because why not — the Peruvian Brothers food truck is now accepting bitcoin, Young & Hungry reports. Is this the first of a trend, or will most trucks forsake the digital currency?
BY MISSY FREDERICK
PUBLISHED ON DECEMBER 9, 2013
In the US, Peruvian Brothers in Washington DC and Cheese Wizards in Seattle are leading the food truck industry’s acceptance of bitcoin. Fingers crossed more and more street vendors begin accepting bitcoin in 2014.
BY KADHIM SHUBBER
PUBLISHED ON JANUARY 12, 2014
BRIGHTEST YOUNG THINGS
The Peruvian Brothers food truck now takes bitcoins. It’s the first food truck in DC to begin taking the strange and slightly confusing digital currency. All you have to do is use a smartphone application called BitPay that creates a QR code for your specific bit coin account. Nifty.
BY KAYLEE DUGAN
PUBLISHED ON DECEMBER 10, 2013