The world’s first Bored Ape-themed restaurant, Bored & Hungry is now the first to accept ApeCoin ($APE)! Hours before its Grand Opening in Long Beach on 9 April, the restaurant announced via Twitter that it will accept $APE and $ETH.
In addition, verified BAYC holders will get a free combo meal (see pic). As for MAYC holders, free burgers are coming to you. Starving for more? Just head over to Bored & Hungry at 2405 E 7th St. in Long Beach, California.
Bored & Hungry taking away the stigma surrounding NFTs
Founded by renowned foodpreneur Andy Nguyen, Bored & Hungry will be operating as a 90-day pop-up powered by Trill Burgers and Beleaf Burgers. Moreover, as a proud owner of Bored Ape Yacht Club #6184, Nguyen is using the Ape’s IP to create the restaurant’s brand.
“The goal is to give back to the growing Web 3.0 community and open the doors to those who want to learn more about this new Web 3/NFT world,” Nguyen said. “Our job is to educate the public about this new future world. And show people that you can create a brand/business out of this IP. Taking away the stigma of, ‘It’s just a jpeg.'”
Seeing the long lines of customers outside its premise, it’s safe to say that Nguyen’s vision is coming to fruition. However, the Bored & Hungry founder is not slowing down on his ventures into NFTs. In fact, Nguyen will be partnering with Kevin Seo to launch Food Fighters Universe (FFU) NFT collection this May. The idea is to develop the world’s first NFT-backed restaurant group and use Web 3 to fix problems currently seen in the food & beverage industry.
Nonetheless, Bored & Hungry is not the first NFT-themed restaurant. Instead, the honor belongs to Flyfish Club, which is the world’s first NFT restaurant founded by Gary Vee. As NFT reaches widespread adoption, we shall see more stories like Bored & Hungry’s in the coming months.