Is this the future?
I walked by the Señor Sisig food truck parked at Powell and Ellis today and was startled to see a sandwich board stating, in very large type, “No Cash Payments Accepted.” Similar signs were plastered on the sides of the truck.
This doesn’t make much sense to me. The truck is in a location with such high pedestrian activity and law enforcement presence that fear of robbery seems unlikely to be the motivation. The only reason, according to the big sign, is to “focus more on the overall guest experience.” What does this mean? To free “guests” from the experience of waiting in line with grubby cash-dependent street people?
No only are there people in the area who have to panhandle to scrabble together the $4.60 [sic] for a sisig taco, but also hordes of tourists who may not be packing Apple Pay or Android Pay and don’t want to go through the hassle of having SS vet a foreign credit card just to grab a bite.
I for one am not going to pull out my phone, unlock it, and fire up Android Pay, or dig out a credit card to have them run through a scanner when I can just pull out a fiver from my wallet to pay for my taco. That, to me, is the best taco truck “guest” experience.
I wonder if they accept Bitcoin.