New food alert! New food alert!
We recently caught wind (ok – truth, this info was sent to us) about this new Twisted Root Burger Co. arriving in Winter Park later this month. And the moment we started reading about burger this and burger that and realized we were drooling, we knew we had to share it here.
Apparently, this Texas-based fast-casual gourmet burger chain is big (everything’s in bigger in Texas, eh?) in the Lone Star State, and has been featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” The first Florida franchise location is set to open on just next week on November 12 in Winter Park at The Grove at Winter Park.
Now we don’t know much about Twisted Root at this point other than the photos and descriptions we’ve seen that look and sound absolutely mouthwatering, and we can’t wait to actually experience some of the eats personally. That said, here’s a little bit of what we know*. For starters, Twisted Roots has half-pound, fresh-ground patties. That’s TWICE the size of burgers sold at comparable burger spots. Then, the burgers are accompanied by freshly-prepared toppings, buns from local bakeries, and custom-made condiments and pickles. And to make things even more interesting (and fancified) the menu offers exotic meats, including elk, ostrich, rabbit, camel, venison, boar and duck. We really appreciate this part of it as an added attraction and differentiator in a market filled with options of many burgers.
Twisted Root offers a delectable menu of burgers, fries, salads and custom custard frozen shakes, all upgraded to tasty perfection. Among the 12 (and counting) custom burgers are such standouts as the Western (pepper jack, bacon, fried onion strings and jalapeños), the Kevin Bacon (three pieces of bacon and Danish blue cheese), and the Freshman 15 (smashed fries, melted cheddar, fried egg and bacon). We’re still drooling, fyi.
One item in particular we’re really, really, really eager to sink our teeth into is the “Freedom Melt”: beef patty topped with brisket, cheddar cheese, fried onion strings, Quincy’s BBQ sauce on TX toast. The menu notes this is available in select locations only, so fingers crossed Winter Park is one of them.
The Vegabond (house-made chickpea, black bean, brown rice and quinoa burger with sliced avocado, pickled red onions and sriracha) and Happy Pilgrim (turkey meat, goat cheese, kale pesto and mixed greens) are popular alternatives to bovine meats; any burger can top one of three freshly-made salads at an additional charge. Here’s their menu if you want to grab a peek: TwistedRootBurgerCo.com/menu.
It seems that in addition to burgers this joint also has a knack for offering up some very delicious shakes. And that’s something we’d gladly shake some things for. 😉 We’re told a few of these cool treats on the menu are Bananas Foster, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chunk Brownie, and Campfire S’mores. Along with classics like chocolate, strawberry and vanilla for those who aren’t quite so adventurous or who simply want something, well…simple. Guests ages 21 and up can feel like kids again with Oreo & Amaretto, and Banana & Baileys.
“We were looking for a dynamic and vibrant family-friendly location for our first-in-market Florida restaurant, and the Grove at Winter Park, with proximity to Full Sail, UCF and area residents, is a perfect fit,” said Glenn Pilson, Twisted Root’s franchisee in Central Florida. “We can’t wait to meet our new neighbors and start serving our famous burgers with a twist to them.”
Significantly hungry and intrigued right about now?
Twisted Root Burger Co.
4270 Aloma Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32792
Have you ever dined at a Twisted Root? And are you looking forward to trying out this new Central Florida location?