- Oscar Mayer’s Dogecoin-themed hot dogs auctioned for $15,000 on eBay Inc.
- The auction winner will receive a 10-pack of hot dogs featuring the Shiba Inu image.
- The auction received a total of 76 bids.
Kraft Heinz Co. subsidiary Oscar Mayer’s Dogecoin-themed hot dogs were auctioned for $15,000 on eBay Inc. Earlier today, Oscar Mayer posted on Twitter that the “Hot Doge Weiners” raised a total of $15,001. The auction has now closed.
WE DID IT! The #DogeArmy sent our Hot Doge Wieners 🚀TO THE MOON🚀 and raised 🤯$15,001.00🤯 for @FeedingAmerica – The auction is officially closed so we’ll send this meaty prize out to the winner for them to 💎HODL💎 forever. Thank you all and remember: #DoOnlyGoodEveryday pic.twitter.com/Yw3AVi9MLd
— Oscar Mayer (@oscarmayer) August 8, 2021
The most expensive hot dog previously sold for $169 in 2014, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
The auction winner will receive the “one-of-a-kind” 10-pack of hot dogs featuring the Shiba Inu image. Moreover, the cash equivalent to 20,000 Dogecoins – worth about $4,800 at the time of writing, will also be given.
Overall, the auction received a total of 76 bids, which were announced by Oscar Mayer last week.
Dogecoin’s acceptance as a payment alternative by firms has also gained momentum this year.
Oscar Mayer is not the first firm to profit from dogecoin’s popularity. Earlier this year, Slim Jim, a smoked meat purveyor, created a dogecoin-themed marketing drive that sent dogecoin prices to a new all-time high.
As per a Twitter post last week, Burger King Brazil accepts the meme cryptocurrency as a payment method to purchase Dogpper, a dog snack it recently introduced. Restaurant Brands International Inc owns the “Burger King” brand.
Kraft Heinz shares closed 0.7% higher in Friday’s trading at $37.20. Dogecoin is down 11.77% during the last 24 hours, trading at $0.237 at press time.