Food is the one thing that will probably never go out of fashion.
Most people eat not just because they have to, but because they love to. I, for one, love cooking more than eating. This is why, in spite of lack of funds, I finally started a small cafeteria/restaurant where, alongside local dishes, I make pastries, fries, batters, roasts, toast, barbecues, alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks etc. In just a little over 2 months, my cafeteria now serves over 200 regular customers, beside the very many more who are not regulars. I have recently set my sights on expansion which will move my operations from the small roadside space where I currently use, to a more spacious lot close-by. This expansion will easily, exponentially increase my customer base and patronage. I realized that my restaurant and Near can synergise to achieve our goals of expansion and adoption. This is why I propose what I call “Flow Near Treats and Drinks” and “The Culinary Club” . *“We Flow” being the brand name I currently use.
With this project, I will use food and drinks as a tool to interface, engage and sensitize people to the benefits of the Near Protocol, and ultimately onboard them.
More than getting many people to open Near Wallets, we will incorporate Near tokens as a means of payments. This will certainly ensure that many Near wallets are used regularly. And as long as people countinue to eat, this project will make Near an essential bit of people’s day-to-day lives.
*To establish a restaurant that, not only accepts Near Tokens as a means of payment for purchases, but also borrows a leaf from Near’s eco-friendly approach to establish a 100% organic and eco-friendly farm.
*To start The Culinary Club where members will meet to create new recipe ideas that can be minted as NFTs on Mintbase for public sales. The Club will also produce quarterly magazines where its activities, past and present, will be showcased, and where snippets of down-to-earth and relatable educational bits about Near Protocol will be featured.
I currently use a roadside structure with highly limited space and sitting arrangements. A more spacious, more aesthetically soothing environment will be created on a nearby lot, with a new building that will accommodate more diners at the same time and also afford them ample space to park their cars.
Once the restaurant is set up, promotional events will be hosted. These events will feature:
•Free food and drinks
•Help with opening at least 200 wallets
•Near Education and Sensitisation talks
Most transactions will be paid for in Near. I intend to use discounts and giveaways to incentivise using Near for payments.
MATERIALS NEEDED & COSTS
Registration of Flo’ Near Treats And Drinks
Building a Website
A small, but functional building will be erected. It will be the centre of operations for the Flo’ Near Restuarant. It will be modern looking with aesthetic surroundings that will play a huge role in attracting people in their numbers.
Cost of 4 (50 x 110 ft) plots
Cost of constructing [main Restaurant to include an office, restrooms and two stylish modern huts]
Chairs and tables
Office chair and table
Air conditioners and fans
Electrical fittings and lightning
*Fliers, banners, infographics, etc. on walls for passive education, customised uniforms and aprons
Interior and exterior decorations
Plumbing (drilling boreholes, water tanks, etc)
Multi-Purpose Benefits of The Structure
•This building can be used to host small gatherings for talks and seminars or onboarding events.
•Near Users will grow and multiply, and they will always be welcome at The Flo’ Near restuarant which can serve as a mustering point for hanging out, Near-focused meetups, etc.
•The rest of the plot will be used to cultivate a farm that will foster the sustainability and cost-effectiveness of the business, and ensuring high quality, healthy meals.
The Culinary Club (NFT)
The Culinary Club is an NFT project that will focus on minting 1/1 unique audio-visual food recipes and 1000 1/1 pictures of exotic food and drinks.
The Club will amass huge membership on Discord, Telegram, etc. and all its members will be properly onboarded onto the Near Ecosystem. We will meet deliberate, come up with culinary ideas that can be minted as NFTs. The NFTs also called NEAR FOOD TREATS will be given loud publicity, including celebrity advertisement. Members of the The Culinary Club will be involved in curating content for the Magazine, participating in tasks and rewards, etc. The ultimate reward will be getting your recipe or unique food picture selected for Minting on Mintbase!
Watch out for a Culinary DAO on the Near Ecosystem!!
A food game using these recipes, etc. is brewing.
Proceeds from the sales of the NFTs (Near Food Treats) will be shared with the Culinary DAO [to facilitate a smooth, independent running DAO] and the Marketing DAO.
The activities of the The Culinary Club NFTs (Near Food Treats) will be showcased in the Magazine.
The Club will organise activities and competitions to facilitate onboarding to Near.
Benefits Of The Culinary Club
•No less than 5000 wallets will be opened.
•The Minting of The Near Food Treats on the Near Blockchain will increase number of transactions on the Near Protocol significantly and give folks a taste of Near’s speed and affordability.
•More publicity will be garnered for Near Protocol and the restaurant.
Camera and other recording equipments
Social Media Community Management