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September 16, 2011, 01:21:26 AM
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My only other guess is:



And here's why: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_restaurant_chains

Otherwise it's an:

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September 16, 2011, 01:22:58 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"?
Ah, just caught this post.   That is a photoshop'd image by Alex Beckenham from  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5168.0 (I had that information on the link, but I did not copy and paste that here in the thread, I am editing the original post to avoid any further confusion).

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September 16, 2011, 01:24:37 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.
In his defense, he did not submit the news or post it here.

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September 16, 2011, 01:24:47 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.

yes the whole vagueness of "huge upcoming announcement at the conference" thing turning out to be "more conferences!" may have soured people's enthusiasm for his promises, but I'm hoping since there is some actual details like over 500 locations nationwide ect that there will be truth to this, you have to admit if it's true and it's in trials by a large restaurant chain that's pretty big news, possible the biggest news yet.
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September 16, 2011, 01:27:01 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"?
Ah, just caught this post.   That is a photoshop'd image by Alex Beckenham from  https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5168.0 (I had that information on the link, but I did not copy and paste that here in the thread, I am editing the original post to avoid any further confusion).

Oh, I wasn't referring to the image; I knew that was photoshopped. I was referring to Bruce's exclamation:
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The guy said, "Your show was an inspiration, and the primary reason we now accept bitcoins."

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September 16, 2011, 01:34:25 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.

yes the whole vagueness of "huge upcoming announcement at the conference" thing turning out to be "more conferences!" may have soured people's enthusiasm for his promises, but I'm hoping since there is some actual details like over 500 locations nationwide ect that there will be truth to this, you have to admit if it's true and it's in trials by a large restaurant chain that's pretty big news, possible the biggest news yet.

If true, the large restaurant chain had better get someone other than Bruce involved in it. Hiring someone with his *ahem* colorful past isn't going to sit very well with investors no matter which way you slice it. But I agree, it could be huge if true, which I doubt.

I was looking at a thread over on SA and I think they bring up a good point - what company would do a pilot program on such short turn around? I've been involved in several point of sale roll outs in my career and I've never seen one pushed out in 24-48 hours on a pilot scale program. Plus, one really has to wonder what restaurant would put themselves in this kind of position with the fluctuating value of BTC being so volatile right now? Then, top if off with the typical Bruce ego plug - "my program inspired them!" and it's plain to see that this is following all of his other patterns.
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September 16, 2011, 01:38:39 AM
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Plus, one really has to wonder what restaurant would put themselves in this kind of position with the fluctuating value of BTC being so volatile right now?

That's so last century. Bit-pay already solves this completely. Surely competitors will too.
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September 16, 2011, 01:55:06 AM
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First guess:  Not real

Second guess:  Einstein Bros. Bagel

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September 16, 2011, 01:57:49 AM
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I find it difficult to believe a 500 location national chain would consider even a test run of accepting Bitcoin without consulting their legal group first. I suppose they may have been sitting on this or planning for a while as I don't think a legal group for such a chain would sign off on something like this in a matter of a few days.
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September 16, 2011, 01:58:55 AM
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I find it difficult to believe a 500 location national chain would consider even a test run of accepting Bitcoin without consulting their legal group first. I suppose they may have been sitting on this or planning for a while as I don't think a legal group for such a chain would sign off on something like this in a matter of a few days.

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September 16, 2011, 02:03:32 AM
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first guess: Doubt it

2nd guess:



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September 16, 2011, 02:07:36 AM
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Third guess: Someone's long a massive amount at bitcoinica and needs a rumor bounce.

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September 16, 2011, 02:07:59 AM
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I find it difficult to believe a 500 location national chain would consider even a test run of accepting Bitcoin without consulting their legal group first. I suppose they may have been sitting on this or planning for a while as I don't think a legal group for such a chain would sign off on something like this in a matter of a few days.

What does legal have to do with it? Are bitcoins illegal? No . So they can be accepted if they want to. Money is whatever the contracting parties agree it is.
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September 16, 2011, 02:11:36 AM
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If this is true, I'll bet it's a franchisee rather than the parent corporation.  Often a franchisee will own a few locations.
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September 16, 2011, 02:12:52 AM
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Bruce is notorious for over-promising and under-delivering so don't jizz your pants just yet.
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September 16, 2011, 05:40:28 AM
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Bruce is notorious for over-promising and under-delivering so don't jizz your pants just yet.

Um, this was the Bitcoin forum, not the sex workers forum. Guess with Bruce being in both worlds it was an easy mistake to make though. Smiley

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September 16, 2011, 07:15:42 AM
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Me thinks it's:


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September 16, 2011, 07:18:20 AM
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If true, the large restaurant chain had better get someone other than Bruce involved in it. Hiring someone with his *ahem* colorful past isn't going to sit very well with investors no matter which way you slice it. But I agree, it could be huge if true, which I doubt.

I was looking at a thread over on SA and I think they bring up a good point - what company would do a pilot program on such short turn around? I've been involved in several point of sale roll outs in my career and I've never seen one pushed out in 24-48 hours on a pilot scale program. Plus, one really has to wonder what restaurant would put themselves in this kind of position with the fluctuating value of BTC being so volatile right now? Then, top if off with the typical Bruce ego plug - "my program inspired them!" and it's plain to see that this is following all of his other patterns.

Bruce repeatedly makes up lies and extreme exaggerations to get reactions and attention from the Bitcoin community, but somehow the people who point this out are the ones who are trolls, not him.  Go figure.
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September 16, 2011, 07:24:10 AM
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Please keep the hype and pump the price of BTC. Can't wait to sell my remaining mined coins to any spike...

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September 16, 2011, 09:57:49 AM
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Just another pathetic attempt to raise the price.
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