On opening day of its in-person restaurant, police reportedly had to shut down operations due to the mile-long stretch of waiting cars.
Youtuber extraordinaire, Jimmy Donaldson, has brought his internet hype to the real world with the opening of his restaurant: MrBeast Burger.
The 22-year-old runs his account under the name MrBeast, which boasts a total of 49.2 million subscribers. Last week, Donaldson posted a video on Youtube coinciding with the restaurant’s opening. The video, entitled I Opened A Restaurant That Pays You To Eat At It, shows a mile-long line of cars in wait for the drive through. As customers waited to order, Donaldson is shown dropping money to-go bags, and passing more out to waiting customers.
Before opening the restaurant in Southlake, Donaldson had made a name for himself enacting philanthropic stunts. As a co-creator of Team Trees, his fundraiser for the Arbor Day Foundation raised over $22 million. Visiting his channel alone, his feed is filled with such titles as I Gave People $1,000,000 But ONLY 1 Minute To Spend It!, I Uber’d People And Let Them Keep The Car, I Gave $200,000 To People Who Lost Their Jobs, and many more.
According to the restaurant video, Donaldson never shared the restaurant’s address on social media, the relied solely on a local billboard.
Since then, Donaldson has launched a delivery-only burger outlet under the same name. Orders will be carried out from Brio Italian Grille and Buca di Beppo kitchens in Allen, Dallas, Frisco, and Southlake. Customers can order through its app or other third-party delivery services.
While the original restaurant featured nothing but burgers, the new delivery kitchen offers an assortment of burgers, sandwiches – including a Nashville Hot Chicken Tender sandwich and a Karl’s Grilled Cheese, in addition to sides and dessert. Since launching MrBeast delivery, chef Jesse Rull at Buca di Beppo has stated that business has been booming, selling $7,000 worth of burgers in one day alone.