Betty’s place puts its culinary skills into effective use in “nyama choma,” a tantalizing goat meat barbeque that many Kenyans savor.
Situated in the rural town of Nyeri, roughly 150km (90 miles) from the sprawling federal capital, Nairobi, it is one of the few startups in the country that has embraced blockchain technologies by allowing customers make payment with two cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin and Dash.
Mount Kenya provides visitors with a picturesque appeal reminiscent of the ambiance in a world of utopia. Beyond the charm and aura lies a tech-savvy Kenyan restaurant that has incorporated cryptocurrencies for facilitating payment.
The Proprietress of the restaurant enthused on her ability to latch onto the big picture.
“Since the world is becoming more global, my place is also becoming a global restaurant,” she said.
The dividends of her ingenuity include the traffic of visitors who stop by at her restaurant from different parts of the world.
“I attract different customers from different parts of the world, whichever coin they have. As long as it’s a viable coin, we accept it.”
Strategically located along Nyeri’s major road axis, Betty’s Place has a commanding aesthetic appeal with its bright mustard-colored walls and magnificent windows. The design itself is a luring invitation to the libido that wells in the stomach. Hungry patrons fall to the bait of such irresistible aroma of meat on the grill. When you add the melodious symphony of the Kenyan orchestra, you can imagine why many have found the place as a resort.
Ms. Wambugu ventured into trading in Bitcoin some years back, and within the space of 24 months, her working capital became large enough to purchase the two-story Nyeri hotel which she renamed Betty’s Place.