Bored & Hungry is the first physical restaurant themed after the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC). The restaurant is located in Long Beach, California and serves only burgers. It was originally a temporary pop-up, but it was so successful that it became a permanent location. The restaurant is designed to evoke the atmosphere of the BAYC bar, which is depicted on the project’s website. The walls are decorated with hand-drawn spirits, and there are anchors and signs with phrases like “FOMO” and “FUD Destroyer.” The entryway is even covered in green slime, a reference to the Mutant Ape Yacht Club. The food at Bored & Hungry is just as customized as the location. Each burger box or french fries bag features a Bored Ape or Mutant Ape avatar alongside the restaurant’s logo.
Andy Nguyen, a US-based restaurateur, had planned to open a vegan restaurant in 2022. However, he changed his plans after buying Bored Ape #6184, an NFT. He saw the potential of opening an NFT-themed restaurant, and he teamed up with Kevin Seo, co-founder of the Food Fighters Universe, to create Bored & Hungry. The restaurant launched as a temporary pop-up with an investment of $300,000. It was an instant hit, attracting customers from all walks of life, from NFT whales and Bored Ape fanatics to people who had never heard of NFTs. This success led Nguyen to turn Bored & Hungry into a permanent restaurant. Today, the management team consists of crypto experts who educate new staff members on the web3 experience.
Despite some people believing that Bored & Hungry has an official partnership with the creators of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), Yuga Labs, this is not the case. However, Andy Nguyen, the owner of Bored & Hungry, did receive a call from a Yuga Labs representative. The representative asked for Nguyen’s feedback on the restaurant’s experience using ApeCoin. This is because Bored & Hungry is the only restaurant to ever accept ApeCoin payments. The pop-up opened one day after ApeCoin launched.
The Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) is one of the most popular and successful NFT projects of all time. It has been collecting millions of dollars in sales, and its 10,000 unique digital ape images have been acquired by celebrities, athletes, and other high-profile individuals. The BAYC also has a large and dedicated community of fans. Given the popularity of the BAYC, it is no surprise that a restaurant themed around it would be successful. Therefore, Bored & Hungry quickly went viral for its incredible aesthetic and dedication to the BAYC.
The menu at Bored & Hungry is divided into two sections: Boring and Mutant. The Boring menu features classic burgers made with two smashed beef patties, American cheese, pickles, and grilled onions. The Mutant menu offers vegetarian and vegan burgers. All burgers come with Bored’n’Hungry sauce, fries, and a drink. The burgers are also packaged in BAYC-themed wrappers. In addition to burgers, the restaurant also sells merchandise, such as Bored & Hungry T-shirts (in black or white) and a black Bored & Hungry hat.
Bored & Hungry is the first physical restaurant to accept cryptocurrency payments. It accepts Bitcoin, Ethereum, and ApeCoin, the official token of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC). The restaurant’s owner, Andy Nguyen, had to ask a developer to create the software from scratch in order to accept cryptocurrency payments. To make a payment, customers need to visit the restaurant’s website and connect their MetaMask wallet. A staff member will then guide them through the process of sending the payment in their desired currency.
Bored & Hungry is located at 2405 E 7th St., Long Beach, California. It is open seven days a week from 11am to 8pm. The restaurant is themed after the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), and it accepts cryptocurrency payments. Whether you are a fan of NFTs or not, Bored & Hungry offers a unique and enjoyable experience for everyone. The restaurant’s setting, menu, and attention to detail are sure to impress. If you are looking for a delicious and innovative burger experience, Bored & Hungry is the place for you.