For many years, Patterson has worked as a manager at retail stores including |Wal-Mart and CarMax, Patterson now reviews takeaway fast food full-time. Among others, his videos have showcased foods from Burger King, McDonald's, Jack in the Box, In-N-Out Burger, and Taco Bell. He shot to prominence with his viral video titled Five Guys Burgers and Fries Review, where he reviewed a Five Guys cheeseburger and fries. The video was remixed into "Oh My Dayum", a song by The Gregory Brothers, which similarly created online buzz.
Departure from Fast Food Reviews
In January 2016, Daym released a video titled "GOODBYE FAST FOOD REVIEWS", announcing his decision to stop reviewing fast food. He cited his health as the reason.
In March 2016, Daym announced he would return to reviewing fast food.
In 2013, Daym introduced #TeamDaym, an alliance consisting of other food YouTubers.
Current members of #TeamDaym include:
- Chris Clarke
- FoRbiDDeN Food TV
- FooD reVieW sHawTy
In the Media
In 2013, he made a guest appearance on an episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In February 2013, he guest-starred in an Epic Meal Time episode titled "Luther Lasagna". Also in 2013, Daym hosted the show Best Daym Takeout for one season. In the television show, which is shot at various locations in the United States, Patterson critiques takeaway foods on-screen in his car.
Patterson has been married twice; he has two children, the first from his previous marriage and the second from the current relationship. He resides with his wife and children in New Britain, Hartford County, Connecticut.