March 20, 2023
By Murtuza Merchant
Are you bored and hungry? Why not visit the first-ever Bored Ape Yacht Club-themed restaurant? That’s right, the Bored and Hungry restaurant offers a unique dining experience that is all about the iconic Bored Apes.
The menu, food, walls, floor, and exterior are all designed to immerse you in the world of NFTs.
Launched in 2022 as a temporary pop-up in Long Beach, California, this burger-only restaurant went viral for a good reason, and now it’s a permanent location that you won’t want to miss.
What Is Bored And Hungry?
Bored and Hungry is the brainchild of Andy Nguyen, a professional US-based restaurateur. Originally, he had everything planned out to open a vegan restaurant, but things took a turn when he stepped into the NFT world and bought Bored Ape #6184.
After seeing the potential of opening an NFT-themed restaurant, he teamed up with Kevin Seo, who co-founded the Food Fighters Universe. A $300,000 investment later, Bored and Hungry launched as a temporary pop-up to test the local community’s reaction.
It was an instant hit, and now the management team consists of crypto experts who educate new staff members on the top web3 experience.
Why Choose Bored Ape Yacht Club as The Main Theme?
Bored Ape Yacht Club is one of the most popular NFT projects of all time, with a 70.41 ETH floor price at the time of writing, and is in the top 10 most valuable NFT projects.
Furthermore, Bored Ape Yacht Club has one of the most dedicated communities too. In other words, choosing BAYC as the central theme of an NFT restaurant was a good move – and the history proved it.
Shortly after launch, Bored and Hungry went viral for its incredible aesthetic and dedication.
Design and Experience
Bored and Hungry offers an authentic Bored Ape experience that is anything but boring! In terms of design, the restaurant evokes the exact details of the iconic BAYC bar displayed on the project’s website. From hand-drawn spirits on the walls to anchors and signs writing “FOMO” or “FUD Destroyer,” this is an immersive experience.
The entry glass walls even have green slime all over them – an obvious reference to the Mutant Ape Yacht Club. Of course, the orders are just as customized as the location itself. Each burger box or french fries bag features a Bored Ape or a Mutant Ape avatar alongside the brand’s logo.
What’s on The Menu?
To begin with, the menu is divided into two sections: Boring and Mutant. The Boring menu includes classic burger recipes with double smashed patties, American cheese, pickles, and “grilled” onions.
Meanwhile, the Mutant menu has vegetarian and vegan options. Each burger comes with a Bored’n’Hungry sauce, fries, and a drink of your choice. Of course, every burger comes with BAYC-themed packaging for a complete experience. While you’re there, you can also shop physical merch to make your visit truly memorable.
The restaurant offers Bored and Hungry T-shirts (in black or white), and a Black Bored and Hungry hat.
Custom-Built Software for Crypto Payments
Andy Nguyen went the extra mile by creating custom software from scratch to facilitate these cryptocurrency payments.
To make a payment, you must visit the restaurant’s website and connect your MetaMask wallet. A staff member will assist you in sending payment in your desired currency.
Location and Operating Hours
You can find the Bored and Hungry restaurant at 2405 E 7th St., Long Beach, California. They are open seven days a week from 11 am to 8 pm, making it easy to grab a bite whenever you please.
An Unforgettable Experience
Not only does Bored and Hungry offer an unparalleled dining experience, but it also welcomes all customers, whether you are a seasoned crypto user or completely new to the scene.
The BAYC-themed restaurant has an impressive menu, and exquisite attention to detail, and is perfect for a Californian treat.
With the added convenience of crypto payments, this is a must-visit destination for all foodies and crypto enthusiasts.
About the author
Murtuza Merchant is a senior journalist and an avid follower of blockchain and cryptocurrencies.