I'm not usually one for saying that a company's honcho "announced" something, but when a release identifies Jason Boso as "Proprietor, Chef, Bartender, Busboy and Reverend of Twisted Root Burger Co.," I'll make an exception: This week, Boso announced his plans to expand the company throughout 2013 and 2014.
The expansion will at least double the number of Twisted Root locations, and add some to Tarrant County, where the only current Twisted Root is in Arlington (the Roanoke location isn't too far from northern Tarrant County -- but it's not in Tarrant).
A Bedford location is expected to open in March at 2820 Central Drive, near the intersection of Harwood Road and Central. There will also be a location in Terminal A of Dallas-Fort Wort Airport, and there are plans for a Fort Worth location late this year. The company also expects to expand beyond DFW, with locations in Austin and Shreveport.
The menu will be consistent at each location, but the locations will each have their own themes and decor. I've been to several Twisted Root locations and have found the food quality to be pretty strong at each, although occasionally a specialty burger gets too ambitious for its own good. The original Deep Ellum location was a modern pioneer in DFW's burger renaissance of recent years. Here it is, earning some wide-eyed drooling from Guy Fieri of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.