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    Burger King Accepts DOGECOIN in Brazil, only for Meat-Flavored Dog Treats

    Burger King has announced that it will be accepting Dogecoin, the Shiba-Inu face-themed cryptocurrency, for its dog treats in Brazil.

    Even though the initial announcement on Twitter read as though the company was accepting Dogecoin for regular food items, a subsequent tweet posted at least two hours after the first one, clarified that the company was open to accepting the digital currency for 'Dogpper,' the dog treat it introduced in 2019.

    Dogecoin was started as a joke but has been popularised immensely by billionaire Elon Musk, who often tweets about it. His takes on Twitter have often been the reason why the cryptocurrency's stocks have rallied.

    On July 27, Burger King Brazil first tweeted: "Hi, tudo bem Dogecoin? Remember this day: Burger King Brazil Is Now Accepting Dogecoin!" It also added hashtags Dogpper, BKDogpper, and SayYesToDogecoin to its tweet.

    The next post came the same evening, two hours after the first one. The fast-food company asked if you were out of reais, the official currency of Brazil. "Purchase with DOGE. It's Burger King revolutionising galaxies once again. We are accepting the most beloved crypto, Dogecoin as payment for Dogpper. Buying is easy, go there on the website," it further wrote in its tweet (translated).

    Each Dogpper is a meat-flavored bone-shaped treat priced at 3 DOGE (roughly $0.63). The company has asked customers to purchase no more than five dog treats at a time for availability reasons.

    Burger King first launched its line of dog treats in 2019; however, this is the first time they have been available for crypto.

    Will Burger King Fully Adopt Crypto?

    It is not clear if this deal is a sign that the company plans to accept cryptocurrency on a broader scale in the future.

    The Dogpper is a limited-time offer. Some proceeds will go toward the animal protection agency Petlove. Furthermore, the offer is not exclusive to Dogecoin holders; the company is also accepting payment in reals, the official currency of Brazil.

    Those factors suggest that the offer is not strictly about examining the viability of cryptocurrency payments.

    This is not the fast food chain’s first foray into cryptocurrency. In 2017, the company’s Russian division launched a token called Whoppercoin. That cryptocurrency is now defunct.

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