Why Do Some Fans Not Like MrBeast Burger? Breaking Down the Criticism Around the YouTube Star’s Widely Known Franchise

Published 03/04/2022, 9:37 AM EST

Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is more than a successful YouTuber, having become a venerable internet megastar. His viral internet videos have earned him 91.2 million subscribers. Furthermore, Jimmy has mastered the art of viral video making, and he carries knowledge into the rest of his ventures. Be it his philanthropic projects like Team Trees or the massively successful MrBeast Burger.

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However, fans that have followed Donaldson’s journey would know it has been fraught with hardships and criticism. And it is the same with his foray into the fast-food business with MrBeast burger.

The venture launched amidst immense fanfare but swiftly found itself under severe criticism from fans. Here is why fans disliked MrBeast Burger.

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Does the anger around MrBeast Burger revolve around packaging or the food quality?

Donaldson launched MrBeast Burger in December 2020. While the announcement may have come as a surprise to some, others saw it as the natural progression to his free restaurant concept.

The launch proved to be a massive success because of Jimmy’s massive fan following. The iOS app even took over the YouTube app based on sheer popularity. However, it wasn’t long before negative reviews about the food started flooding the internet. Fans accused MrBeast of serving inedible food to his devoted fanbase as pictures of undercooked and even raw patties were shared online.

It got to a point where fans advised others “whatever you do don’t buy from Mr. Beast burger @MrBeastYT  that s***s raw.”

It is paramount to note that these do not reflect on the entirety of orders served, but it was enough to affect the image of MrBeast Burger to a huge part of the community. Although, the packaging was not part of the experience ruining aspects of the burger chain. It offered a distinct packaging with the individual’s name written on their bag.

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A lot of fans noted that such problems are part of running a large-scale operation like MrBeast burger. The project is a gargantuan task, with hundreds of branches seemingly popping up overnight. Furthermore, Jimmy’s popularity could have led to the quality control issues unexpectedly.

Significantly, Jimmy’s massive fanbase comprises millions of devoted followers. This can quickly turn into a logistical nightmare, as showcased by his previous venture. When he opened up a restaurant with a free food sign displayed on the front, people flocked to it due to it being associated with MrBeast. Cars lined up for miles and eventually cops had to step in and shut the place down.

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The MrBeast app could have run into a similar problem as millions of people ordering at once can take a toll on their infrastructure. However, this isn’t a defense of the legitimate concern people have regarding the quality of food.

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In conclusion, if you are a fan of the creator and wish to support him, it might be worth it to give it a shot. As even beloved review channels like ‘TheReportOfTheWeek’ had warm reviews for the product.

Facts about MrBeast Burger

MrBeast Burger is the brainchild of Jimmy Donaldson. It is a delivery-only food service, which features ‘ghost kitchens’ as a prominent part of the process. Jimmy launched the venture in order to help the restaurant business that took a tremendous hit during the pandemic. Initially launched in partnership with 300 ghost kitchens in the United States, the venture soon expanded to 1000 locations globally.

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MrBeast Burger turned out to be a lucrative venture for the YouTuber as it has sold over 1 million sandwiches to date.

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Milind Sharma

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Milind Sharma is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate by education, he possesses a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi. An avid gamer from a very young age, he loves open-world RPGs like 'The Witcher' and 'Dying Light'.

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