A restaurant selling fast food and beverages in exchange for Dogecoin has emerged following the steps of other fast-food chains that have since begun accepting cryptocurrencies for payment.
The co-founder of Dogecoin, Billy Markus, has stated on his Twitter handle the emergence of a Doge-inspired restaurant accepting DOGE payment for its burgers and fizzy drinks. According to Markus, the Dogecoin community now have what they can call their own.
In a humorous tone, Markus also said Elon Musk is likely to have a meal in the restaurant for free, being a strong supporter of the meme cryptocurrency, unlike him (Markus) despite being a co-founder of Dogecoin.
The co-founder’s statement to Musk may be a joke, but it won’t be a surprise to see the Tesla boss taking up the challenge by appearing in the restaurant to have a bite of the burger to the admiration of many, and even pay for it with DOGE. Musk is not one to shy away from springing up surprises and striking up controversies.
Doge Burger For DOGE
Together with Jackson Palmer, who co-created Dogecoin in 2013 as a joke and satire against Bitcoin, Markus has informed his Twitter followers about a Doge-theme restaurant based in Dubai named Doge Burger.
According to the tweet by Markus, the fast-food chain sells their products both online and physically and are accepting Dogecoin as payment. The restaurant’s website shows that customers can buy burgers with cryptos, but prices are indicated in USD.
The restaurant founders described themselves as being inspired by the meme cryptocurrency because it represents the people, and their business reflects the ideal of what Dogecoin stands for. Additionally, they also described their business as the first Doge-theme e-commerce restaurant.
McDonald’s and Elon Musk
In the early days of the year, Elon Musk has once tweeted about his desire for McDonald’s to start accepting Dogecoin as payment for its fast food, and in return for the favor, he would eat a Happy Meal in front of a live TV broadcast.
But the fast-food giant refused to grant Musk’s request, instead suggested that Grimacecoin be accepted by Tesla before it would grant Musk’s wish.
However, the move by Musk was supported by McDonald’s rivals, Burger King and MrBeast Burger, with MrBeast stating its readiness to begin accepting DOGE as payment under the condition that Musk retweet its offer.
Musk failed to respond to the offer, but the Dogecoin co-founder retweeted the post and even went on to say the Doge community is robust enough to promote the meme cryptocurrency without Musk’s input.
Italian Fast Food Chain Partners with Shiba Inu
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The fast-food outlet has consequently adopted the SHIB logo as its new mascot. It has made some transaction adjustments to its marketing strategy and overall operations to reflect its new partnership with Shiba Inu.