MrBeast Burger opens new “ghost kitchen” concept in Trussville

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MrBeast Fries and a MrBeast burger at Kemp’s Kitchen in Trussville. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

YouTube sensation MrBeast – aka… Jimmy Donaldson (his YouTube channels have been viewed nearly 15 BILLION times) has set up a  “ghost kitchen” at  Kemp’s Kitchen in Trussville where they are offering a special menu of MrBeast Burgers and fries.

What is a ghost kitchen?

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MrBeast burger at Kemp’s Kitchen in Trussville. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Brian Kemp, owner of Kemp’s Kitchen, told me MrBeast  had recently approached him about selling his MrBeast burgers and fries here in the city of Birmingham. 

In a nutshell, he wanted to set up a “ghost kitchen” inside a restaurant (Kemp’s) where customers could order MrBeast burgers and fries online, and then get them delivered or arrange a curbside pickup. The idea behind this virtual arrangement was to help local restaurants during the pandemic.

Here is a video of MrBeast opening up his first MrBeast joint. He actually gave money away! That’s not going to happen in Bham…unfortunately.

The burgers have been  so successful, Kemp’s is “outing” their “ghost kitchen” and now they are transitioning into offering the burgers in house and at the drive thru.

“At first, I was a little leery of it, because it was just something different. I checked them out online, to see what it was all about. We tested  the burgers and they tasted good, so I thought it might not be a bad idea to sign a franchise agreement with this company. That’s what I decided to do and so we’ve been operating a ghost kitchen here in Trussville. We will also be bringing MrBeast to our downtown Birmingham location in August.” ~ Brian Kemp

According to Brian, MrBeast ghost kitchens can be found all across the country. In fact, there’s another one operating in Huntsville..

MrBeast Food

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Dream MrBeast burger at Kemp’s Kitchen in Trussville. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Of course, the big question – what’s on the MrBeast menu? Here is a description.

“A lot of people call them smashburgers. They are patties that have been smashed and seasoned with their recipe. People love the fries. The MrBeast fries include everything that goes on a burger—the cheese, mayo mustard, ketchup and pickles and onions, all melted onto a bed of crinkle cut fries. They then have a limited time burger like the avocado “Dream” burger Starting this week the next special limited time menu item is called a “Carl’s Grilled Cheese Deluxe which is grilled cheese with a hamburger in the middle of it.” ~ Brian Kemp

Along with the burgers, there is a chicken sandwich option and cookies. Check out the entire menu and ways to order – HERE.

Kemp is Also Expanding its Menu

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Kemp’s Kitchen in downtown Birmingham. L to R – Brian Kemp, Dianne Kemp and Randy Kemp. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Brian Kemp provided us more good on the culinary front. Known for its fried green tomatoes Kemp’s Kitchen will be expanding its menu to include more meat and three options and varieties in August.

“We expect it “skyrocket!” Brian exclaimed.

Location, Location

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Kemp’s Kitchen in downtown Birmingham. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

I don’t know about you, but writing about both MrBeast and Kemp’s Kitchen makes me hungry.

Here are the locations and hours for both sites.

Kemp’s Kitchen in Downtown Trussville – 111 S Chalkville Rd, Trussville

Hours are Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. Closed on Sundays

Kemp’s Kitchen Downtown Birmingham – 2 20th Street North, Birmingham

Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The kitchen for dine-in closes at 3:00. From 3:00 to 5:30, it is “grab and go” hot and cold food for downtown residents and office workers seeking to provide a nice evening meal.

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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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