The Shiba Inu community was left in shock earlier today after the official McDonald's Twitter account responded to a tweet asking about SHIB payments.
In a reply to @ShibArmy1365's tweet, McDonald's said: "We appreciate hearing your interest and continuously evaluate the payments experience,"
Now, while McDonald's is probably not pondering accepting SHIB, it was enough to whip the ShibArmy up into a frenzy. Here's what happened.
McDonald's Responds To SHIB Tweet
While the unsuspecting social media editor most likely sent out a standard payment reply to the tweet, they perhaps had not anticipated the reaction it would get. At the time of writing, their reply has 531 likes and 267 retweets.
Several SHIB fans responded with images of Shiba-based fast food items, including a 'Shib Mac' or 'McShib'. Others edited the McDonald's logo to feature SHIB, which they pointed out already shared the fast-food chain's colour scheme.
NOWPayments, a payment service among the first to let customers pay with SHIB, also tweeted McDonald's about a potential combination.
Of course, given McDonald's does not currently accept any cryptocurrency, it's unlikely they will accept SHIB soon. Its competitor Burger King, however, partnered with Robinhood earlier this month to give users crypto rewards with their orders.
Petitions for large companies to accept Shiba Inu have already gained vast amounts of supporters. A petition for Tesla to accept SHIB has 51,000 signatures, while several petitions targeting Amazon currently have a combined 205,000 supporters. The petition for McDonald's to accept Shiba Inu, first launched six months ago, has 5000 supporters.
However, this doesn't mean SHIB holders can't spend their tokens. AMC confirmed it will support online SHIB payments from early 2022, while the Shiba Coffee Company also takes SHIB, and burns 10% of its profits.
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