GetGo latest c-store to get Bitcoin ATMs

The BTMs, powered by Bitcoin Depot, let customers convert cash to digital currency.
Bitcoin ATM.
  • GetGo Café + Market locations will get Bitcoin ATMs. 
  • The machines, from Bitcoin Depot, let customers exchange cash for the digital currency. 
  • Bitcoin Depot has numerous partnerships with numerous c-store chains and has around 7,000 locations in the U.S. and Canada.

Giant Eagle-owned c-store chain GetGo Café + Market will soon have Bitcoin ATMs in more than 100 stores. 

According to a March 21 release, the c-store will add Bitcoin ATMs in 125 of GetGo’s approximately 270 locations. The machines, also called BTMs, let customers trade cash for digital currency (some BTMs also let customers sell Bitcoin in their account for cash). Customers who want to use the machines to convert cash must first create a digital wallet to store the cryptocurrency. They’re powered by Bitcoin Depot, which has partnered with GetGo to bring the machines to GetGo’s locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana. 

“Providing our guests with high-quality foods and the best in convenience is our top priority at GetGo,” said Brandon Daniels, GetGo public relations manager, in a release. “We continually look for new ways to better serve them, and new technologies are just one of the ways we can exceed their expectations.”

Bitcoin Depot has established numerous partnerships with c-stores to expand its network of Bitcoin ATMs across the U.S. In January it partnered with FastLane, Gas Express, High’s, Majors Management and Stinker Stores, according to a release

Those additions in convenience stores followed 400 oth retailer locations it added in the second half of last year, the company said. Partnerships include ones with TravelCenters of America, KwikTrip, Royal Farms and Pilot, according to Bitcoin Depot. In total, it has approximately 7,000 kiosk locations across 48 states and ten Canadian provinces.

The addition of Bitcoin ATMs at GetGo and other c-stores is just one way the sector is modernizing to attract customers. “Retailers may take a different approach, but investing in prepared foods, full-service options and branding are all ways that c-stores have engaged consumers and built followings,” said Elizabeth Lafontaine, Retail Leader Pro chief analyst.