Dogecoin fans get a 50% discount at this hot dog restaurant
Willy-Yums customers who pay with Dogecoin can get a half discount
Willy-Yums, a family-owned hot dog restaurant in Bradenton, Florida, is offering anyone who pays with the meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin a significant 50% discount this February. Patch Reports.
Rob Williams, the owner of the restaurant, says he’s been a fan of the dog cryptocurrency for two years after discovering it on the popular commission-free trading app Robinhood.
Buying Dogecoin seemed attractive to Williams due to its low price, which was only $0.002 at the time. The meme coin has since appreciated about 36,400%, eventually reaching a peak of $0.73 on May 8.
Williams likes the fact that Dogecoin “has a cool mascot dog”, calling it “the people’s coin” in a nod to centibillionaire Elon Musk:
It’s cheap. It’s easy to get. It’s easy to share. It’s easy. It has a very cool mascot dog.
Willy-Yums already started accepting Dogecoin as a payment method before running the discount promotion. Customers just need to scan a QR code to pay for their order. So far, only a few people a month have voluntarily paid with DOGE, but Williams hopes the discount will make the payment option more attractive.
The restaurant offers a wide selection of hot dogs from all over the US
Last year, the Dallas Mavericks, a professional basketball team owned by billionaire Mark Cuban, offered a special offer discounted prices for fans who paid in Dogecoin.
As reported by U.Today, an avid Dogecoin fan from Utah started announcing that he would be selling his house at a 10% discount to anyone who pays him in the dog cryptocurrency.
Despite the price route, Dogecoin has gained traction with merchants, with e-car maker Tesla now accepting it for some of its branded items.
Williams says he has also read about Musk’s failed attempt to get McDonald’s to accept Dogecoin.