Twisted Root Burger Company or T-Root if you are a regular is a burger and beer place. When you enter the restaurant I feel right at home. They are all about the important things in life, like burgers and beers. When you are waiting in line many signs, posters and slogans greet you. I liked a few in particular: “I am following the voices in my wife’s head”, so true. Also: “Wife and dog lost. Reward paid for dog”.
This is in the middle of lunch around 11:30 and it is very busy. The line is long and when we get to order it has been 15 minutes. The menu is very varied and most of the items are burgers. They have traditional burgers, exotic meat burger like alligator and venison and specialty burger. My fellow Burger Hunter and I ordered specialty burgers: a Western Burger with onion strings, jalapenos and bacon and a Peppercorn Ranch Bacon Burger (obvious what that one has). We also ordered Curly Fries and drinks.
When you pay you get a card with some celebrity name on and they will announce this name once the order is ready. Our celebrity name was William Wallace.
The wait after the order was not too bad, maybe 6-7 minutes. While you are waiting you get your drinks. Condiments are there right on the table along with napkins etc.
First impression of the burger is that this is a higher end burger. The meat has an incredible good and grilled smell and the ranch on my burger was definitely home made. The burger itself doesn’t look so impressive, but that is because you actually get it “disassembled”. The patty is on the bun with the specialty items your ordered, but the onion, tomato and lettuce is on the side and the top bun is also off. Once you put it all together it is tall enough to be impressive again.
The meat is very tasty. They manage to grill it to perfection and the meat quality is very good. If you buy ground beef and grill it on a pan, you will not be able to get this taste out of the meat. It is very impressive. I ordered my medium and it was exactly that; I like that they are able to do this with so many orders on their hand. The burger is definitely very good and you are still able to walk out of there without feeling like you had a brick.
The fries are good and decent fries: nothing impressive but just above average.
If I had to mention something a little negative it is the initial wait to get to order. 15 minutes is just too long. I am suspecting that they have to make people wait so they can get people out to accommodate the new people coming in, but still.
I will definitely recommend T-Root mostly because of the impressive meat and I think the place must be awesome at night having a burger and a couple of beers (or many if you must). Just get there early.
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Twisted Root Burger Co
730 E Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75081