The Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) ecosystem is growing up with its own themed restaurant in California called Bored & Hungry. Opened on April 9 at 2405 E 7th St. in Long Beach, California, the restaurant supports payments in apecoin (APE) and ether (ETH), Andy Nguyen, the Co-Founder of Bored & Hungry, said in a tweet.
According to reports, Bored & Hungry will be operating only a 90 days as a pop-up restaurant in a collaboration with Bun B's Trill Burgers and Beleaf Burgers. In an interview with Boardroom, Nguyen revealed that BAYC NFT owners granted him the right to use their IPs on the restaurant’s branding:
I wanted to give back to the Web3 community before I entered it. I wanted to change how people are skeptical of the industry and calling [an NFT] a JPEG all the time.
The pop-up just like other fast-food restaurants offers a set of simple products like fries, burgers, and drinks. However, the project also plans to offer special perks for community members and collaborations with other NFT projects soon.
Bun B told the media the idea behind the pop-up was to "do something no one else in the world had done before." He added:
We had to catch it ’cause we knew we weren’t the only people that were considering it, but we probably had a better pool of resources to pull it off faster.
For Nguyen this isn't the last Web3-aimed restaurant as he's already launched an NFT-backed restaurant group called Food Fighters Universe (FFU) Launching in May, FFU will be a collection of 10,000 unique NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain, as per a press release. Nguyen said each NFT sale will help to develop the "world's first NFT-backed restaurant group."
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