DALLAS (CBS11) – A plastic bottle of salad dressing. A typical brand you can buy in any grocery store, yet Josh Tipton spent $1,000 for his bottle.
“I’ve had a lot of people come want to look at it. And I’m like, it’s just a bottle of ranch,” says Tipton.
But it’s really not. For the last five years, the bottle sat in a wooden case at Cane Rosso Pizza in Deep Ellum.
“It’s so legendary. I’ve kind of always thought about buying it. I never thought I’d have the opportunity to,” says Tipton.
You see, the restaurant has one rule when it comes to its pizza. No ranch, ever, unless you’re willing to spend $1,000.
“Never in a million years did we think someone was actually going to buy the bottle of ranch,” says Beth Moore of Cane Rosso.
Moore and her team at the restaurant are animal lovers. The company even runs its own dog rescue.
When they heard about the fire that destroyed the Humane Society in Beaumont, killing more than 70 dogs at the shelter, Cane Rosso held a fundraiser and that famous bottle of ranch was part of it.
“Nothing is ever going to take away the pain that they felt, but I’m glad we’re able to help monetarily take some of that stress away from them,” says Moore.
Tipton, a dog owner himself, says he’s just happy to help and finally get some ranch for his pizza.
“Only in Texas, only in Dallas could you spend $1,000 on a bottle of ranch,” jokes Tipton.
Tipton says he’ll never open the bottle. He plans to frame it as a reminder to help others in times of need.
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