Some pizza lovers like to put salad dressing on their pizza--and others find that idea to be sacrilege. The owner of the Cane Rosso pizzeria in Dallas, TX is clearly in the second camp; as a joke, he has long displayed a bottle of Hidden Valley ranch dressing in a glass case on the wall with a $1000 price tag. The subtle message? Here, you don't put ranch dressing on your pizza--or else, you'll have to pay!
And while the restaurant's staff never, ever expected the pricey dressing to sell, one day it did. A man named Josh Tipton was dining there and decided to pay the full amount for the bottle of Hidden Valley. And when you hear his reason, you'll understand why.
"It's so legendary," he laughed. "I've kind of always thought about buying it. I never thought I'd have the opportunity to," Tipton said about his outrageous purchase.
You see, Tipton was at the restaurant during its March 21 fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, where a devastating fire had recently killed 70 dogs. A dog lover himself, Tipton, who was dining with two of his colleagues that night, decided to pull out his credit card and buy the $1,000 bottle for such a good cause.
"Since it was going to such a great cause, it seemed like the right time to do it," Tipton told ABC News. "I told my waitress and she looked at me and didn't believe. She sent the general manager over and he asked if I was serious. I said that as long as the proceeds go to help the animal shelter, that I was absolutely serious."
We fully support his awesome act--even if he does decide to put the dressing on his pizza! (In all seriousness, he says he plans to never open the bottle and will keep it as a souvenir.)