Our Roots

TwistedRoot_OpeningGroup After drudging through years of corporate bull, Jason decided to pursue his passion for cooking. With all of the will and little of the skill, Culinary School was the answer. There, he met Quincy Hart, a 35-year veteran of the Southwestern Bell Company and passionate home chef. The two instantly hit it off, constantly brainstorming on flavor profiles, restaurant concepts, and what makes the best all-American burger.

After nearly two years and several unglamorous restaurant jobs later, the two were graduates of culinary school. Jason took a position with the prestigious Four Seasons Resort and Hotel in Las Colinas, while Quincy went to work with the Pappas Brothers corporation. While they worked to hone their culinary skills they never stopped dreaming of one day owning their own restaurant. Even though they obtained the highest level of culinary artistry, they were perpetually frustrated by the lack of a quality burger.

After years of planning, living like college students to save what they could, and developing a compelling business model to raise the rest of the money they needed, their dream was born. Twisted Root Burger Company began in the flagship Deep Ellum location in late 2005. After several years learning the ropes of restaurant ownership, Jason and Quincy appeared on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri and business hasn’t been the same since. While opening nine other stores over the last seven years, including the first franchise in Shreveport, Louisiana in 2013, they’ve stuck to their roots and have used a hands-on approach to keep the food great in a unique atmosphere with tons of personality.