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Bun B Sues Trill Burgers' Former Employees For Alleged Fraud, Misusing $45K Of The Restaurant's Funds

Bun B’s Trill Burgers has been wrapped in a legal feud. In 2021, Bun B, also known as Bernard Freeman, unveiled the concept of Trill Burgers restaurant, as previously shared by AFROTECH™. Later i n June 2023, the rap legend and businessman opened his first brick-and-mortar location in Houston, TX, his hometown. The success kicked into high gear as the restaurant reportedly sold more than 53,000 smash burgers within 30 days of its opening. Now, the Houston Chronicle reports that Bun B is suing former employees Patsy and Benson Vivares for fraud. The lawsuit, filed in August 2023, claims that the Vivares siblings used $45,000 in earnings from the 2022 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to support their own restaurant, Sticky’s Chicken, which is no longer in operation. The outlet details that Patsy and Benson were fired in July 2022 following the alleged misconduct as well as further misuse of Trill Burgers’ funds. The two reportedly have yet to give back the money. While Trill Burgers...

Apr 2, 2024

Bun B's Trill Burgers Reportedly Sells Over 53K Smash Burgers Within 30 Days Of Opening Its Brick-And-Mortar

Bun B may affectionately be known as one of the best emcees to come out of Houston, TX, but he also has the burger game on lock.

Jul 10, 2023

Drake Gives Bun B's Black-Owned Trill Burgers His Nod Of Approval — 'The Best Burger I've Ever Had'

If Drake doesn’t do anything else, he is going to support his friends!

Jun 20, 2023

Bun B Officially Opens Trill Burgers' First Brick-And-Mortar Location In Houston

There is great news: Bun B’s Trill Burgers has opened its first brick-and-mortar location in Houston, TX!

Jun 8, 2023

Bun B's Trill Burgers Lands Partnership With Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo Football Club

Bun B isn’t letting up on Trill Burgers’ rise in the food industry.

Mar 13, 2023

Bun B To Open Trill Burgers' First Brick-And-Mortar Location In Houston — 'It’s Been A Long Time Coming'

The wait is over for Houstonians — and tourists, too — as Bun B has found a home for his beloved burger restaurant.

Dec 14, 2022

Bun B May Be New To The Restaurant Industry, But He's Already Sure Trill Burgers Will 'Be Here For Generations To Come'

As a veteran rapper, Bun B is a legend and a gift to the culture. Now, he is focused on building a new legacy that can remain in the family for generations to come through his Houston pop-up concept, Trill Burgers. “For me and my family, my musical legacy has been solidified,” Bun B told AfroTech during an exclusive chat. “I own my publishing for several of my albums, not the group albums, but for myself on solo projects and that’s fine, that’s something that you can hand down, but that’s already built.”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Trill Burgers (@trillburgers)

Oct 6, 2022

Bun B's Trill Burger Crowned As The Best Burger In America About A Year After After Entering The Restaurant Industry

Southern rapper Bun B now has bragging rights that extend even beyond the music industry. As AfroTech previously told you in July 2021, Bun B ventured into the restaurant business to open Trill Burgers, a pop-up hamburger shop in his home city of Houston, TX. Now, it’s been named the best burger in America. The restaurant’s OG Trill Burger caught the attention of the judges on Good Morning America’s “United States of Burgers” competition. The staple menu item is made from 44 Farms beef, Trill Sauce, pickles, caramelized onions, and a Martin’s potato bun.

Aug 1, 2022

Rapper Bun B Announces His Entry Into The Restaurant Business With Trill Burgers

Bun B is headed into the restaurant business! Chron reports that the Houston rapper will open his very own restaurant i n his home city. It’s only right that Trill Burgers is the name of the latest venture for the rapper whose known to the world as “Trill OG.” Born Bernard James Freeman, Bun B is known as one half of the iconic southern rap duo, UnderGround Kingz (UGK), formed alongside the late Pimp C in 1987. The rapper has always been one to make smash hits and now his restaurant will specialize in smashburgers specifically with burgers that have super-thin, crispy-edged patties. While further details on what an official menu will look like for the restaurant, customers can also expect an Oklahoma-style burger that comes with onions fried directly into the burger patty. Initially, Bun B will partner with Afters Ice Cream’s Andy Nguyen and Sticky’s Chicken owners Benson and Patsy Vivares to bring Trill Burgers on the scene. The burger spot will first operate as a pop-up at...

Jul 29, 2021