By Fast Casual
Quiznos, in collaboration with Crypto.com and The NFT Agency, has launched a series of non-fungible tokens. Marking its entry into the NFT space, the collection of Quiznos “Out of this World” sandwich coins are available for 24 hours, according to a company press release. The sale ends at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The artwork — created by Sameer Baloch, a 3D digital artist hailing from Oman — features astronauts embarking on a brave mission to different planets throughout the crypto galaxy with the purpose of introducing innovative and alternative methods of sustainability.
“Sameer has built a reputation among the art and NFT community through his jaw-dropping, one-of-a-kind 3D artwork, said NFT Agency’s Chief Operating Officer Jesse Galati. “His brilliant and artistic mind is behind some of the most exciting NFT projects happening right now.”
Each NFT purchaser will have the chance to win a Quiznos gift card. Quiznos will provide the gift cards.
The NFT Agency, a marketplace consultancy that connects creators, communities and brands through NFT experiences with ownable digital content, will handle the fulfillment and setup.
The collaboration isn’t Quiznos’s first foray into embracing the future of cryptocurrency and blockchain. Just a few months ago, the brand launched a pilot program that allows customers to pay with Bitcoin at select Quiznos locations across the Denver metropolitan area, including Denver International Airport.
“This is an exciting opportunity for digital coin collectors to pair their love of the planet, unique art and our boldly-flavored food with an act of generosity for the global good. We’re excited to take this one small step into the NFT space and look forward to exploring more ways we can virtually — and maybe someday physically — plant flags for our out-of-this world Quiznos sandwiches in space,” said Mark Lohmann, president of REGO Restaurant Group, which owns Quiznos.
Quiznos plans to donate proceeds from its “Out of this World” token sales to the World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit founded by Chef José Andrés that uses the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond
Founded in 1981, Denver-based Quiznos has over 700 locations across the United States and 32 countries.