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WIU Dining Opens Virtual Dining Concept For Students

February 22, 2024


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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University Housing and Dining Services recently opened the Virtual Dining Concept in Lincoln-Washington-Grote and will now offer Mr. Beast Burger and Pardon My Cheesesteak.

Mr. Beast Burger and Pardon My Cheesesteak, which take after the famous Mr. Beast YouTuber and Pardon My Take sports podcast, will be available on the Everyday app.

Students must download the app, check in at Western Illinois University as their location and add their meal plan before ordering. The app also records any dietary issues. Students should fill this out so that WIU cooks know of any restrictions when making food. The Everyday app also shows students menus across campus in any dining hall.

Small tidbits on Mr. Beast:

  • Real name is James "Jimmy" Donaldson

  • Known for large giveaways and challenges on YouTube

  • Over 227 million subscribers



  • Small tidbits on Pardon My Take:

  • Real names are Dan "Big Cat" Katz and Eric Sollenberger "PFT Commenter"

  • Podcast releases three episodes per week

  • Average of 750,000 to 1.5 million listeners per episode


  • Since opening on January 17, more than 1,000 orders have been placed. Virtual Dining is open on Monday-Friday from 6-9 p.m.

    For more information about Virtual Dining, visit wiu.edu/dining or contact Colby Rhodd at Colby.Rhodd@sodexo.com.

    Posted By: University Communications (U-Communications@wiu.edu)
    Office of University Communications & Marketing