The recently opened NFT-themed burger joint Bored & Hungry no longer accepts cryptocurrency as payment for its meals, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday.
When questioned, one Bore & Hungry employee told the Los Angeles Times, “Not today — I don’t know.” The person gave no indication of when the decision was made to cut crypto from the payment options menu, nor did they know if crypto would be making a payment refund.
Bored & Hungry initially launched in April this year. At the time, an activist told the Los Angeles Times that most of his customers didn’t care about crypto payment options, noting that customers were generally indifferent to “the restaurant’s loyalty to the crypto cause.”
“People want to hold their ethereum. They don’t want to use it,” a patron at another Burr & Hungry restaurant told the Los Angeles Times. Customer Richard Rubalcaba said, “I don’t know how [crypto purchases] Will work, with accident.”
Many patrons of the restaurant said they are not hardcore crypto enthusiasts, and frequent the establishment just for the food. “We rate it with In-N-Out, probably even better,” said customer Jessica Perez.
The change to the venue’s payment policies appears to be in line with the widespread crypto and macroeconomic recession prevailing around the world. But fear not, hungry crypto users! You can still visit Chipotle, which began accepting crypto payments via Flexa in June. Many countries are facing relentless regulations and scrutiny and there are transition issues in the crypto market.
Cointelegraph contacted bored and hungry owner Andy Nguyen for clarification on the restaurant’s crypto acceptance, but did not receive a response prior to publication.