It’s a game that revolutionized the arena of gaming apps and has millions addicted to their phones and tablets, but in a community nine miles south of Denver, “Angry Birds” means much more than wingless fowl, slingshots and pig targets. There, “Angry birds” has been the theme, the news story and the punchline at a local restaurant this month.
It has all the makings of a full service Chick-fil-A restaurant: a drive-thru, friendly employees behind a counter, grills and cash registers. But this is no ordinary Chick-fil-A restaurant. There’s no exchange of money (not real money anyway). It’s not in a suburb or off of a busy highway exit. In fact, passers-by can’t even tell it exists. But this is the Chick-fil-A of the future. It’s a place where Monopoly money replaces the U.S. currency, bicycles fill in for cars and employees serve as hungry customers.