YouTube Star MrBeast Sues Over ‘Inedible’ Burgers

Popular YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast, has filed a lawsuit against Virtual Dining Concepts, the Florida-based company he partnered with to launch his virtual kitchen, MrBeast Burger. The lawsuit comes in the wake of numerous customer complaints and negative reviews, which Donaldson claims have caused significant harm to both the MrBeast Burger brand and his personal reputation.

MrBeast Burger was launched in late 2020, leveraging the concept of virtual kitchens to prepare and deliver burgers and fries via services like DoorDash. The venture was an extension of Donaldson’s YouTube fame, where he has amassed 172 million subscribers through his philanthropic videos featuring grand giveaways of cars and money.

However, the partnership with Virtual Dining Concepts has turned sour, with Donaldson alleging that the company provided “low quality” and “inedible” food. The lawsuit documents, as reported by People and Nation’s Restaurant News, include several customer reviews that support Donaldson’s claims. One review states, “It is sad that MrBeast would put his name on this,” echoing Donaldson’s concerns about the damage to his reputation.

Donaldson is seeking to end his partnership with Virtual Dining Concepts and shut down the MrBeast Burger business. He hopes a federal judge in New York will agree with his claim of breach of contract.

The YouTuber has previously expressed his commitment to customer satisfaction, stating on Twitter that he would “do what I have to make it right” when initial issues arose with the MrBeast Burger launch. However, he alleges that Virtual Dining Concepts ignored his concerns and instead focused on promoting the virtual restaurant model to other celebrities for its own benefit.

The future of MrBeast Burger and Donaldson’s next steps remains uncertain, but it’s clear that the YouTube star won’t be sampling any of his own burgers in the near future. is a digital lifestyle publication that covers the culture of startups and technology companies in Los Angeles. It is the go-to site for people who want to keep up with what matters in Los Angeles’ tech and startups from those who know the city best.

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