Popular YouTuber MrBeast recently started a virtual chain of burger bars and I, an old man who avoids not playing YouTube like the plague, had no idea. So I ate a few mild burgers over the Christmas holidays.
Sometimes when you are hungry you want something other than the food in your home. It happens to all of us and it happened to me during my vacation. So my girlfriend and I, feeling lazy and adventurous, ordered some burgers and fries from a new place on UberEats called “MrBeast Burgers”.
While waiting for it to arrive and googling the name of the place, I found out that I had just ordered food from a virtual restaurant owned by a popular YouTuber. Then I found out that he had started ONLY a few days before I placed my order. At that point, I was nervous. My girlfriend and I wondered what we had just ordered and if we should order a pizza as a backup.
For those like me who may not know who MrBeast is, he’s a young man and successful YouTuber who does wildly expensive stunts, often with a charitable angle. A typical video of him will show him Giving away thousands of dollars to different people or groups. (Often times this money doesn’t be but comes from large companies and sponsors looking to spread their brand among young people.)
MrBeast Burger is another wild and expensive stunt, but this time fans and random idiots like me can join the madness. And part of the profits will also be donated to charitywhich is nice. How it works for the curious is that professional kitchens are in different places Brio Italian Grille and Buca di Beppo Locations across the country receive the orders, make the food, and then the drivers deliver it to your door.
And so about 25 minutes after I ordered the meal, some burgers and fries from a YouTuber’s burger joint came to another door.
You probably want to know how the food tasted. It wasn’t great.
The citizen, This is supposed to be a smash burgerlooked more like a burger you’d get in any school dining room. It was also barely flavored and tasted extremely simple. And when I personally think of a burger, I think of something with crunch, color, and flavor. Instead, it was soft and gray. It’s like the burger you get at a bad party where a guy thinks he’s a grill master, but he’s just a guy who bought a big grill and cheap beef.
The fries, on the other hand, were better because they were coated with a spice made from salt, garlic, spicy red pepper, sugar, and lime. They could have been coated better, but a quick shake in their paper bags, which had MrBeast stickers on them, helped spread the flavor on any crinkle cut fries.
It wasn’t the worst meal I’ve ever had, but I’m not looking forward to ordering from MrBeast again. If you look around online, ratings vary widely, which is not surprising. This food is prepared in random Italian restaurants across the country, most likely by people who only had a few days or weeks to familiarize themselves with the MrBeast menu and ingredients. Maybe things will get better in a couple of weeks when people can get better at the various menu items.
For now, I’d say you can skip MrBeast Burgers and order from your local burger joint or a reliable chain instead. It will cost you about the same and probably will be better.
However, if you want to eat something that came from a YouTuber-owned virtual restaurant and live near an Italian Brio grill or a Buca di Beppo, this really is your only option until Ryan’s World Bar and Grill opens one day .