It all started back in 2012 when Daymon Patterson ordered a double bacon cheeseburger and Cajun fries from the Five Guys location in Farmington, while on break as a Walmart employee. He sat in the driver’s seat of his car and turned on his camera to shoot another fast-food review video for YouTube, like he’d been doing since 2009. It took off and launched him into a new career.
Nearly 10 years later as an established food critic and a Netflix personality with the stage name “Daym Drops,” he has built a following reviewing some of the country’s most decadent foods on YouTube. Also on his resume: part-owner of MofonGo restaurants and food stand namesake at the Hartford Yard Goats’ Dunkin Donuts Park. His food-reviewing skills have even earned him four nominations at this year’s Daytime Emmy awards, which air on June 24 on CBS.