Bun B’s Trill Burgers will join pop-up restaurant NFT in California


“I ride in your city and I push myself”, Bun B raps in Underground Kingz 2007 hit “The Game Belongs to Me”, and the game belongs to Bun B, the NFT Game This is.

Bun B goes from artist to businessman with the launch of his latest venture, Trill Burgers. Houstonia first announced the new venture in 2021, when he launched the business alongside restaurateurs Andy Nguyen (Afters Ice Cream, Dough and Arrow) and siblings Patsy and Benson Vivares (sticky chicken).

After hosting several successful pop-ups for the Houston restaurant, the smashburger concept is heading to Long Beach, California, where NFTs and food will be merged to create the first Bored Ape Yacht Club-themed restaurant. , nicknamed Bored & Hungry.

Bored Ape Yacht Club, the community of NFT holders who own the rare designs of the high-priced monkey graphics, are some of the most popular art collectors in the cryptocurrency-powered space. BAYC NFTs are typically sold in the six-figure range, starting around $200,000. What adds to the beauty of owning these high-priced works is that BAYC grants the owners full rights to their purchases for personal or commercial use, which prompted Nguyen to open a restaurant. The food maverick and crypto enthusiast is the proud owner of Bored monkey #6184, and the future restaurant is inspired by the characters of BAYC. Inspiration can be seen in the restaurant name, food packaging and employee uniforms.

“The amazing thing about the NFT space is the opportunity for rapid growth,” Bun B said in a statement. “Trill Burgers was born in Houston last summer. We’ve done pop-ups. We’ve done festivals. We’re at the biggest rodeo in the world. And now, with Bored and Hungry, it’s opening us up to a global community .

Customers can expect a typical American burger. The restaurant will be powered by Bun B’s Trill Burgers and Beleaf Burgers, and customers will have the option of ordering beef or vegan smashburgers, as well as fries, shakes and soda.

The restaurant is set to launch to the public on Saturday, April 9. Nguyen will run it as a pop-up for 90 days, according to a press release. Nguyen, who has been dubbed the “Mashup King” in the food industry by Food Network, wants to bridge the gap between the digital world and real life, while showcasing the capabilities of NFTs.

“The goal is to give back to the growing Web 3.0 community and open doors for those who want to learn more about this new Web 3/NFT world,” Nguyen said. “Our job is to educate the public about this new future world and show people that you can build a brand/business out of this IP – removing the stigma of ‘It’s just a JPEG.'”

On the day the restaurant opens, fellow BAYC NFT owners will be greeted with a free meal, along with other NFT surprises.

Bored & Hungry is located at 2405 E. 7th St. in Long Beach, California. Open Saturday April 9. Free, but registration required. More information here.


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