This Dog Owner's Hilarious Restaurant Order for Their Pet Will Make Your Day
Hold the onions!
Today's dog owners are increasingly treating their pets like fur babies, feeding them human food (when they're old enough), dressing them up in outfits, and taking them along everywhere they go. But that can present a problem when enjoying a fine dining experience, as one New York City dog owner recently demonstrated.
On Monday, The Cut writer Anna Silman tweeted a photo that her friend, a chef at an "extremely fancy NYC restaurant," sent to her. It was an image of an order ticket he received and it is very specific.
my friend is the chef at an extremely fancy nyc restaurant and this is an order he received today pic.twitter.com/tA1fWWSOjo
— Anna Silman (@annaesilman) May 27, 2019
It reads: "1 BEEF BURGER—MED RARE, NO CHEESE … THIS IS FOR A DOG. NO SALT, NO OIL, NO SEASONING, NO PEPPER. ABSOLUTELY PLAIN, NO TOPPINGS, NO GARNISHES. NO BACON, NO PICKLES, NO ONION, NO BREAD, NO LETTUCE. NO SIDE SALAD. JUST THE PLAIN PATTIE—THIS IS FOR A DOG."
Please note that the words "This is for a dog" show up not once but twice on the order.
Given that certain foods that are acceptable for humans can be dangerous for pups—such as garlic, onions, salt, pepper, and dairy—it's not the craziest list. It might seem a bit extreme to order a hunk of medium rare beef for an animal, but in fact, it's what's best for the dog.
I'm assuming any of the extra messages are just automatically put under "type in" but I like to think this is verbatim what the customer dictated and kept telling them like "type in no salt, type in no lettuce"
— Hannah Cruickshank (@HannahCruicksha) May 28, 2019
The tweet has received almost 10,000 retweets in just one day, and pet owners are surprisingly relating to it.
If you've ever had an ill or dying pet who can't eat, none of this sounds over the top. I hand fed my dog w/ failing kidney disease specialized meals I cooked. If you have the ability to do it and they need it, what else are you gonna do? ♀️
— Latrice W (@latrice_w) May 28, 2019
Some of us are even regulars at certain restaurants and fast food joints that know we want a certain item significantly altered for our pup.
@ericgeller Anytime I drop by In and Out, they know me and my dog well enough to include a burger patty, no but, no sides, no condiments. They always yell "Hi Henna!" out the drive thru window. pic.twitter.com/EKjsCBvVXU
— Not That Steve-O (@basicuser22) May 28, 2019
Even cat lovers can understand.
I'm a vegetarian teacher who just purchased target brand boneless chicken wings for feral cat so I basically do this
— (@fetchfirewood) May 28, 2019
And it increasingly makes sense that dog-friendly establishments are crafting menus explicitly for dogs who are living the good life.
I was at The Cliffs in Laguna Beach this weekend and they had a full menu for dogs. Now I see how much typing that must spare the servers.
— Paprikapink (@PaprikaPink) May 27, 2019
So the short of it is:
He want a la carte snacc
— 🍬LOLLY HOE🍬 (@ShiftyGirl91) May 28, 2019
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