Dogecoin fans get a 50% discount at this hot dog restaurant

Alex Dovbnya

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.

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