An extract on #foodbeast
Members of the Foodbeast staff were featured on an MTV2 show entitled "Jobs That Don't Suck" in April 2014. Their episode chronicled the day-to-day of founders Elie Ayrouth, Rudy Chaney as they opened food packages and visited the Taco Bell test kitchen.
On June 28, 2013, a video was uploaded to Foodbeast.com's YouTube channel entitled "Ordering a Monkey Style Burger from In-N-Out."
The video depicted Ayrouth in an In-N-Out drive thru ordering what he claims is a "Monkey Style" burger, a hamburger topped with the chain's Animal Style fries (cheese, grilled onions and spread). Playing off In-N-Out fandom, the video and subsequent screenshots quickly made their way across the web, with major news outlets scrutinizing every frame of the video. What resulted was waves of interested patrons ordering their burger 'Monkey Style' to no avail.
"There is no such thing," Carl Van Fleet, a vice president at In-N-Out Burger, said in a statement. "It seems to be a story that originated somewhere in cyberspace. For a variety of reasons, we're unable to prepare burgers in the manner that a few websites have described as 'monkey style.' "
CBS covered the story in a late-night piece, with their KCAL9 team asking Ayrouth "if he tried to create a hoax by simply putting an order of fries on top of a burger." KCAL9 states that he did not respond to the questioning.
Rallison uploaded the first strip of his webcomic TheOdd1sOut on June 14, 2012. Over the course of a year, he became less encouraged to make comics, so he played with his style. He finally settled on a bubble style On April 17, 2013. He has proceeded to produce strips for his webcomic, though less frequently.
In April 2016, his channel (then entitled "theodd1sout comic") gained over 278,000 subscribers, giving him a total of over 400,000 subscribers as of that May. His videos about working at Subway (or as he refers to is, Sooubway) have been featured on the food blog Foodbeast, and the website's writer Peter Pham has called the videos "amazing" and "hilarious". In 2017, he made a video to celebrate his 21st birthday, in which he smothered himself in 3 million sprinkles (one for each of his subscribers). As of July 20, 2017, his channel has over 3.5 million subscribers, which led Dave Trumbore to name him one of five YouTubers who he said were "poised for mainstream success".