Twisted Root Gives Receipt with Discounts for "Best Butt," "Best Looking"

reddituser.jpg
Reddit
So, here's what happened: over on Reddit, someone posted "A friend of mine got complimented rather sneakily at Twisted Root Burger" with the above photo attached. After frontpaging shockingly quickly, comments started pouring in. Commenter princessofgemworld responds "I'm a server at a bar, and to keep track of strangers I tag their bills with little nicknames."

The post has now done that Internet thing where it goes viral (it's on HuffPo, Gawker, and Consumerist). It's not been verified, and Consumerist mention that it may have been shopped. Aside from the vexing idea of ordering a veggie bowl at Twisted Root (it hasn't been verified what location the receipt's from) and the sure-to-enrage-PETA "Meat is Murder Tasty Murder!" denotation on the bottom, what do we think of these practices?

Obviously, Twisted Root, which has been featured on The Frosted Tipped One's Food Network show, is known for their snark. But, now that it's a national question (and if it's real), what do we think of this?

Update 10:05 a.m.: Over on Twisted Root's Facebook, they've posted a photo of the receipt along with:
It looks like one of our cashiers has game ...Thanks to @cassandjan for tweeting this!
"my twisted root burger receipt



Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
32 comments
Warren Paul Harris Photography
Warren Paul Harris Photography

That's a pretty poor (and obvious) Photoshop job. The added lines are clearly the same font, but with a taller aspect ratio and "blacker" than the original. Also, if there's a quantity for the line item, I'd suspect the computer would require an amount greater than or less than zero or it would bark about it. (I've spent 20+ years in the computer world) How about a little fact-checking - or at least run it by a Pro like myself before even wasting the editorial time on it? As a member of the Media I'm embarrassed that this even made the news anywhere.

foodbevlaw
foodbevlaw

Funny story, excellent burgers.  Buffalo meat every time.

hammertimez
hammertimez

i have no clue what the appeal is...it's the only place where i've chosen not to finish a burger...plus, it's freaking named twisted root! 

CoreyMayo
CoreyMayo

Kinda cool if it's real. I'm sure it will probably go horribly, horribly wrong somehow.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

I wonder how much of a discount Big Kitty would get if I hauled her big fat butt into the Root...

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

hey! my receipt says 'stupid face' but instead of -0.00 they added 10.00

BurlesqueMeansChunky
BurlesqueMeansChunky

That two cent discount got the shithole a fuckload of advertising, marks.

J_A_
J_A_

There's a Veggie Bowl at Twisted Root?

greynolds
greynolds

went there once on my bike on the way to work. had my own plastic box to take a burger in. at the register the cashier told me there would be a 10-cent to-go charge. I thought, okay. then she rung it up and it was actually 10% (.73 or thereabout), which I refused to pay. I could've just ordered it to eat there and boxed it my ownself but didn't think of that at the time. so I just went down the block to Bakers Ribs where they happily let me take something out with no extra charge.

Americano
Americano

This is nothing compared to the things Servers and Bartenders say to each other about guests.  I'm sure it's the same for everyone who deals with the general public. 

captfantastic
captfantastic

Twisted Root WAS an excellent burger until they decided to expand.  There was a clear mark in its history where it went from a gourmet burger, to just another low quality meat product.  Stopped going because there are much better options in town for a quality burger now.  

dixiechickidie
dixiechickidie

I really wanted to like Twisted Root but the burger ALWAYS lets me down. However, I do love me some fried green beans. I think their snark is a bit much and it kind of irritates me that their wacky practices (real or not) are getting so much attention.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

seems totally fake. I know servers use nicknames to rememeber who is who, but there is usally a spot up top on th receipt where "seat1" and such would be. never seen it in the body of the receipt. How do they even know it was twisted root? There is no visible name on the receipt

Josh Johnson
Josh Johnson

If you can show me a tastier murder than meat, I'd love to see it. Mayor McCheese being gunned down on the street was one of the most delicious tragedies this nation ever experienced.

eanschuessler
eanschuessler

Agreed. I prefer the Angry Dog or Adair's... both close by and better. Wingfield's is operating at a whole different tier of burger excellence.

curtisblack72
curtisblack72

that place sucks. want a good burger go to wingfields.

Err-nonymous
Err-nonymous

The Frosted Tipped One's show is on Food Network, not Travel Channel.

EdD.
EdD.

One-cent discounts? Why bother, even in the unlikely event this is real?

bigjondaniel
bigjondaniel

@cityofate @reddit their burgers have sucked for years, as has the schtick

Eric_The_Midget
Eric_The_Midget

 @captfantastic I used to be a regular at the Deep Ellum location but they went downhill once they appeared on Diner's Drive-Ins and Dives.  What really turned me off was frozen french fries and the heat lamps; also they gave me major attitude when I asked for my onions to be chopped.  

Nictacular
Nictacular

 @EdD. So they can have a button on the MICROS with an editable label. You want to make a comment...take a cent off. It keeps you from having to use an "OPEN FOOD" command that would also go to the kitchen.

J_A_
J_A_

 @Joshsbrokendisqus Depending on the crowd chowing down, best butt/best looking might not really be a compliment

UrbanEpicurious
UrbanEpicurious

@bigjondaniel @cityofate @reddit Just say NO to burgers with meat fillers! #eatrealfood

gmit
gmit

 @JaniceA  @Joshsbrokendisqus School is back in session so I tend to trust it, just based on what I have seen of the crop roaming the neighborhood

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...