Tilman Fertitta says most of his Landry’s restaurant brands will soon accept bitcoin as payment

Landry's Chairman and CEO Tilman Fertitta told CNBC on Tuesday that most of his restaurant chain's brands will soon accept bitcoin as payment.In an interview on "Power Lunch," the billionaire businessman described the move as an "inevitable" step in the mainstreaming of cryptocurrencies."We'll have it, probably, within all of our restaurant brands — or 80% to 90% — in the next 90 days, where you don't have to use a Mastercard or Visa or American Express anymore. You can use bitcoin or other digital currencies," Fertitta said.Select locations of Mastro's — one of Landry's upscale concepts, with more than a dozen restaurants across the U.S. — are starting to take bitcoin this week, Fertitta said. The company's other brands include Morton's The Steakhouse and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.Fertitta noted that this is not a new step for him, pointing to his luxury car dealership in Houston that has accepted the…

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