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MrBeast Burger brings ghost kitchen to Cedar Rapids
Paradise Indian Grill moves, Taste of Achievement to hold fundraiser
Cedar Rapids is next on a growing list of American cities to get MrBeast Burger, a ghost kitchen concept started by YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson.
The fast food brand, which operates out of the kitchen of an existing restaurant through delivery service apps only, announced a new Cedar Rapids location on its Twitter page April 29. It serves burgers, fries and grilled cheese sandwiches.
The address listed for the Cedar Rapids location on the MrBeast website shows it will operate out of the Red Robin on First Avenue SE. A representative from MrBeast Burger’s social media told The Gazette that the Cedar Rapids location still is being set up and will be open “in the near future.”
MrBeast Burger has three other ghost kitchens open in Iowa in Bettendorf, Davenport and Dubuque.
MrBeast, Donaldson’s online persona, launched the burger chain in December with the “World’s First Free Restaurant,” which gave away wads of cash to customers, creating a viral video that now has 60 million views.
Paradise Indian Grill moves to Hiawatha
Paradise Indian Grill closed its Cedar Rapids location at 5200 Fountains Dr. NE on April 30 to move to Hiawatha.
Its new location at 1950 Blairsferry Rd. will open mid-May, according to the restaurant’s social media.
The restaurant opened in October 2019.
Junior Achievement to hold Taste of Achievement fundraiser
Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa will hold its annual Taste of Achievement fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. on May 27 in the Epic Event Center in Marion.
There will be beer, wine and food with live music by Jack Lion, a $1,000 cash raffle, raffle packages, games and prizes.
In-person tickets are $50, virtual tickets with to-go meals are $35, and virtual only tickets are $10. All proceeds will benefit over 3,000 students in the Junior Achievement programs, which educate students through work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (319) 862-1100.
To-go meals will be offered by Big Grove, Table and Tin Roost in Iowa City; Winifred’s Catering in Cedar Rapids; and SingleSpeed Brewing in the Waterloo area.
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