Burger King Brazil accepts Dogecoin (DOGE) for… ‘Dogpper’ dog treats
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Burger King stores in Brazil are now accepting Dogecoin (DOGE) as a payment method… for dog treats called Dogpper. Elon Musk, jet over to Brazil immediately, and take your mutts with you.
Sales of stoned cat NFTs going nuts, Bitcoin ATMs at Bill and Ted’s favourite convenience store, free beer for using solar energy on the blockchain … just when you thought things couldn’t get any stranger.
According to Burger King Brazil’s website, the service has been available since the beginning of this week. Though anyone interested in upsizing their burger and fries with a tasty side order of dog food, needs to check delivery availability in their region.
Dogpper is a somewhat tenuous play on the name Whopper – Burger King’s best-loved menu item. They’re bone-shaped meaty snacks (for dogs, just to reiterate) that cost 3 DOGE each, which is about US$0.60.
The fast-food chain must be expecting a drooling pack of Dogecoin-holding canine owners to flood their family restaurants, because it’s recommending purchases of a maximum of five Dogppers per order, for “availability reasons”.
Crypto-using Dogpper buyers apparently need to transfer their DOGE to a dedicated Burger King Brazil wallet, although they can also purchase the dog treats using real, the country’s official fiat currency.
Earlier this month, Burger King released a commercial promoting the new offer. The promo is apparently available for a limited time, with some proceeds going towards animal protection agency Petlove.
Whether this actually takes off remains to be seen. It’s not apparent yet whether this is a sign the burger chain is testing the waters for wider crypto-payment acceptance in the future. Forking out Bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin for a Bacon Double Cheeseburger, fries and Doggper? Could happen.
The whole thing certainly has DOGE fans licking their lips at the moment…
Burger King Brazil really went and did that!!! By that, I mean accept $DOGE! 🔥
— dogeallday✨ (@dogeallnight) July 28, 2021
— Doge Norway 🇳🇴 (@DogecoinNorway) July 27, 2021