• Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and a proponent of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, recently made headlines with his announcement of a Twitter acquisition deal.
• In response to a tweet from McDonald’s asking what they had missed, Musk hinted at the possibility of the fast-food chain accepting Dogecoin as payment.
• Musk has expressed his willingness to consume a “happy meal” on television if McDonald’s accepts Dogecoin as a form of payment.
Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla and ardent proponent of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, recently made headlines when he announced his acquisition of Twitter. Now, he’s making waves again with his offer for the world’s largest fast-food chain, McDonald’s.
It all started when McDonald’s tweeted asking what they had missed and Musk responded with a hint at the possibility of the fast-food chain accepting Dogecoin as payment. DogeDesigner, a UX/UI and graphic designer at Dogecoin, then asked Musk if his offer to McDonald’s was still open. Musk responded with a “100” emoji, which has since been interpreted to suggest that he was still open to the idea.
In an effort to make this a reality, DogeDesigner then tweeted directly to McDonald’s to make them aware of Musk’s offer. The tweet got a lot of attention, with many people expressing their hope that the restaurant chain would rethink their decision to stop taking Dogecoin.
Musk has also indicated his willingness to consume a “Happy Meal” on television if McDonald’s does decide to accept Dogecoin as a form of payment. A “Happy Meal” is a meal package for children that typically consists of a primary dish, an optional side dish, and a beverage.
Musk’s offer is an indication that he is dedicated to pushing for the adoption of Dogecoin, and he’s hoping that the restaurant industry will be the first to make the jump. If McDonald’s does decide to accept Dogecoin, it could open the door for other businesses to start accepting the cryptocurrency as well. Only time will tell if Musk’s offer will be accepted, but it’s certainly an exciting prospect.