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September 15, 2011, 09:37:44 PM
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In a message sent out to the Google group Bitcoin People, Bruce Wagner announced;

Yesterday I was contacted by a major national chain restaurant with more than 500 locations nationwide.

The guy said, "Your show was an inspiration, and the primary reason we now accept bitcoins."

WOW!

They want my help in setting them up to accept Bitcoin ASAP.

They plan to install Bitcoin POS in about 3 locations, as a test, THIS WEEKEND!


A day earlier, Bruce was talking about a Chinese restaurant that has agreed to talk Bitcoin.  Is it safe to say Meze Grill has started a trend?  Expect the national chain restaurant on The Bitcoin Show on OnlyOneTV soon.

Bad ass image used in this post is taken from a Photoshop by Alex Beckenham https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5168.0


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Also in related news for those who like to use Bitcoin for IRL goods, MemoryDealers is doing a 10% Bitcoin rebate, I highly suggest supporting them.

Edit: MemoryDealers made a thread about the deal here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=44155.0

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September 15, 2011, 10:49:37 PM
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I got the same email earlier, i'll belive it when i see it simply because if they're not announcing what resturant how is anyone going to know to go there and spend bitcoins? the first resturant to announce they're taking bitcoins will have every person with a wallet.dat withing driving range show up just for the novelty of buying food at a restruant with them

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September 15, 2011, 10:53:07 PM
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I got the same email earlier, i'll belive it when i see it simply because if they're not announcing what resturant how is anyone going to know to go there and spend bitcoins?

We should all eat Chinese out this weekend, gotta find this place!

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September 15, 2011, 10:54:19 PM
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any clue on the name of the Restaurant chain?

500 locations nationwide is pretty significant, mainstream news would pick this up is it turns out to be real.

and if they get extra business from bitcoiners turning up,  I'm sure other places will try it.

it's been a good week for bitcoin news  Tongue
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September 15, 2011, 10:54:49 PM
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Finally... some good news!

Yes....what place is associating themselves with a criminal and scammer?


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September 15, 2011, 11:59:24 PM
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Bruce "Huge news from the conference is another conference" Wagner isn't really a great source.

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September 16, 2011, 12:04:27 AM
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I'm confused. This restaurant says "we now accept bitcoins" but also wants Bruce's help "setting them up to accept Bitcoin ASAP"?

Still around.
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September 16, 2011, 12:09:40 AM
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maybe they were just telling him they are now willing to accept bitcoins, but would like help.
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September 16, 2011, 12:13:35 AM
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I'm confused. This restaurant says "we now accept bitcoins" but also wants Bruce's help "setting them up to accept Bitcoin ASAP"?
That line made me skeptical, not confused.

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September 16, 2011, 12:16:19 AM
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Let's hope its not these guys  Grin


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September 16, 2011, 12:18:13 AM
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This sounds very implausible even if you ignore the credibility of the source. Guess we'll know if there's any substance to it shortly.

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September 16, 2011, 12:26:42 AM
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Which restaurant is it?

Let's all guess.

Here's guess:

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September 16, 2011, 12:32:22 AM
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We're in a recession. If a chain get gain a slight edge with minimal effort, it's worth trying. And if they're supposedly only trying it at three locations, it doesn't sound like much of a stretch.

Still, with so much drama and bad news, I can understand anyone being skeptical.

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September 16, 2011, 12:33:23 AM
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The claim sounds pretty idiotic to me. What restaurant chain, 500 large, decides to implement something in a matter of days
without proper planning? None. I am going to guess someone pranked spanky to get a laugh.
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September 16, 2011, 12:41:46 AM
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The claim sounds pretty idiotic to me. What restaurant chain, 500 large, decides to implement something in a matter of days
without proper planning? None. I am going to guess someone pranked spanky to get a laugh.

From the message chain, apparently they want Bruce to help point them toward some POS systems. They will then try one out at 2 or 3 locations in a pilot program. I don't think anyone is planning to launch 500 locations at once =)

Still, I'm skeptical of the news until it's confirmed. If true, it's a big deal.
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September 16, 2011, 12:48:35 AM
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I think someone is pranking bruce.
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September 16, 2011, 12:51:05 AM
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I think someone is pranking bruce.

I had to read your post twice. I swore I read spanking Bruce the first time.
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September 16, 2011, 12:57:01 AM
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I think someone is pranking bruce.

that would be pretty funny, he gets these "messages" then turns up at the local restaurant ready to help, and the manager says "what the f@ck are you talking about?  Huh what coin? SECURITY!"
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September 16, 2011, 12:57:47 AM
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The claim sounds pretty idiotic to me. What restaurant chain, 500 large, decides to implement something in a matter of days
without proper planning? None. I am going to guess someone pranked spanky to get a laugh.

From the message chain, apparently they want Bruce to help point them toward some POS systems. They will then try one out at 2 or 3 locations in a pilot program. I don't think anyone is planning to launch 500 locations at once =)

Still, I'm skeptical of the news until it's confirmed. If true, it's a big deal.

Even two or three locations do not get a pilot program in a few days to a week is what I was trying to say.
From employee training to documentation to pricing to etc.. all happens over time and not some half ass rush
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I can understand consulting but to hype it like it will be available in a week is silly.
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September 16, 2011, 01:15:28 AM
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You'd think Bruce would have learned a lesson and backed away from the community already.

He's just setting himself up for another massive disaster, which is going to be hilarious because people are falling for his bullshit again.
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