After Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Dogecoin ($DOGE) co-creator, Billy Markus, pushed McDonald’s to accept the meme-inspired cryptocurrency as a payment method, one of its rivals has said it will work on accepting DOGE if Musk does something for it.
As CryptoGlobe reported, Musk said on social media he would eat a Happy Meal on TV if McDonald’s accepted DOGE payments, in a push that saw several celebrities join in. In response, McDonald’s jokingly said Tesla would have to first accept “grimacecoin” first, a move that led to several fake grimacecoins seeing price explosions.
Rival fast-food chain MrBeast Burger, an American delivery-only fast-food chain founded by internet personality Jimmy Donaldson (AKA MrBeast), has tweeted at Elon Musk saying it will “work on” accepting $DOGE if it gets a retweet.
MrBeast Burger’s tweet received a lot of attention, with Dogecoin supporters rallying to push the fast-food chain to accept payments in the cryptocurrency even if Elon Musk did not retweet it.
Dogecoin co-founder Billy Markus retweeted saying that while he isn’t Musk he would still retweet, and added that DOGE supporters could still give the company “all the engagement and press they need.”
Another McDonald’s rival, Burger King, also stole some attention by replying to Musk saying “only a king knows what da coin do,” which to some suggested the fast-food chain is also considering accepting DOGE payments.
Burger King, it’s worth noting, hasn’t commented on whether or not it’s looking to accept Dogecoin as a payment method but has been interacting with the cryptocurrency’s community.
Dogecoin was created back in 2013 as a joke. The cryptocurrency’s community is well-known for taking on philanthropic projects, which included helping charitable organizations.
It made headlines in 2014 after raising more than $25,000 worth of DOGE to let the Jamaican bobsleigh team attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
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