I recently popped in to Twisted Burger, the ground beeferia that took over the space vacated by Pizza Fusion on Sand Lake Road. Things got off to an inauspicious start.
The young woman behind the counter was just finishing with the order of the couple in front of me as I looked over the menu board on the back wall. As the couple walked away, the staffer looked at me and said, “Are you ready to order?”
Why, I’m just fine, thanks for asking, and I appreciate the warm welcome to your place of business.
I requested a Twisted Burger, which I figured was the signature item. As near as I could tell from the menu board, the thing that makes it twisted is that it is grilled with cheddar cheese. Wow, that is just sick! Who comes up with these crazy combinations?
I waited for the young woman to ask me how I would like the burger cooked, and when she didn’t I told her I would like it medium-rare. She explained that they usually cook them medium-well, and that medium was the best she could do. “We’re not supposed to cook them less than that because of health reasons,” she said.
Well, at least she didn’t say they couldn’t do it because it’s a state law, which is a dodge a lot of restaurants employ. To go over it one more time, state law says that a restaurant must cook ground beef burgers medium-well unless -- unless -- the customer requests otherwise. At TB, apparently, the customer’s request doesn’t matter.