I’ve gotten several e-mails complaing about Wingfield’s, the funky dive in South Dallas that we picked as serving the best burger in Dallas. Seems like the takeout-only joint has been hit with a bunch of new business. And they aren’t too happy about it. Here’s one experience:
I recently read in D Magazine where you voted Wingfield’s burgers as the best in Dallas, so it sparked my interest. My boyfriend and I decided to check it out today. Yes, the burger was tasty, but the employees had a real attitude problem. They were very busy, and the first thing that I heard was one of the employees say, “We should have never let D Magazine put that story in there because we are getting all of these stuck-up white folks in here.” That was racial and offensive. You would think they would appreciate what you have done for their business. I also witnessed the worker cuss one customer out for her asking how long it would be on her food. It was very obvious they couldn’t care less about having the extra business. After we recieved our food, the lady told my boyfriend that “we were the nicest white people in there that day.” I guess that was supposed to be a compliment. I could not imagine what would happen at my job if I told her she was the nicest black person I had seen all day.
WTF? At the photo shoot for the story, I told the owner, Richard Wingfield, he was about to be bombarded with new customers and he thanked me for it. Remember: all’s fair in love, war, and restaurant criticism. Next.