An NFT That Offers Free Food for Life: What Would That Be Worth?

Jeff Opdyke (Jeffo)
7 min readSep 2, 2022

NOTE: This dispatch originally ran on my Ministry of Alpha page at Substack in mid-August. This has been slightly edited for content and timing.

This is a story about chicken.

Like, literally chicken. As in fingers. As in real-world chicken fingers sold by a real-world chicken-finger restaurant called Sticky’s The Finger Joint.

Because of that, I suspect most people have probably already stopped reading. And those who’ve made it this far will very likely not heed this advice:

Mint a few Hungry Robot Chicken Club NFTs before they’re gone. They cost all of one measly SOL, or about $31 today. Stick them in your hardware wallet, and then go on about your day. (You can mint them here. There are 472 left, last time I looked on Sept. 2.)

Then, forget you own them. Don’t even think about them.

And one day, when you’re reading about this wacky, chicken-finger joint that launched a trend among restaurants, you’re going to remember: “Holy chicken shit! I own some of those!”

And you’re going to go check on them … and then you’re going to hop on the Twitter machine (or some Web3 iteration of it) and effusively praise that Jeffo dude for telling you to spend a few SOL on the Hungry Robot Chicken Club.

One of the four Hungry Robot Chicken Club NFTs I minted

Now, before we go any further, I want to set expectations.

  1. Yes, totally serious about the Hungry Robot Chicken Club.
  2. For sake of transparency, I minted four. They’re in my Ledger. I will not be selling them anytime soon, so I am not trying to pump up a small, under-the-radar project just to dump it. Why I have no intention of dumping it I will come to in a moment.
  3. This is not going to be a quick flip. Do not mint a Hungry Robot Chicken and then expect this is going to race from 1 SOL to 10 SOL.
  4. This is a long-term hold. It’s going to pay off in time as Sticky’s continues to expand its footprint through company-owned and franchised eateries.
  5. As such, this story is really for people who can spend a few SOL on a slow-burn opportunity and who will not worry about needing liquidity to mint the next hyped Baked Monkey Bear.



Jeff Opdyke (Jeffo)

Former Wall Street Journal writer living in Prague. Crypto and investing. Editor Global Intelligence Letter. Also on Substack: