As you may know, we at ScreenCrush remain perpetually fascinated by the world of film (and TV) related food. Typically, this stuff – like Little Caesar’s The Batman calzony or Venom Symbiotic Dark Cherry Limeade from Brisk Iced Tea – tend to come right before or during the film’s promotional campaign. The idea is for a restaurant or business to tap into the popularity of a big movie and have the movie gain additional publicity for itself through the marketing of those foods. (In that sense, each of them is symbiotic, not just Symbiotic Dark Cherry Limeade.)
But here is a rare exception to this rule. Suddenly, without warning or explanation, there is now an official license Shrek Quesadilla. This is despite the fact that there has been no new Shrek movie since 2010. (Let’s hope these quesadillas haven’t been sitting in a warehouse since…)
The quesadilla, which is available via MrBeast Burger, consists of “two crispy smashed (or Impossible) beef patties with house seasoning, American cheese, diced white onions, pickles and caramelized onions, wrapped in a crispy spinach tortilla” from so that he at least matches the color of everyone’s favorite green ogre from a movie franchise that’s essentially been gone for a dozen years.
You won’t find MrBeast Burger restaurants in your hometown, because there aren’t any. Instead, local restaurants sign up to prepare the food offered on the MrBeast Burger menu, and customers can order it for delivery through the company’s website or app. The company was created by YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson in 2020.
You check if there is a MrBeast Burger affiliated restaurant near you on their website. (Looks like there are several here in New York; according to Google Maps, the closest to me is a Peruvian restaurant.) Good luck and some good random licensed quesadilla.
[H/T Attractions Magazine]