DALLAS, March 25 (UPI) -- A bottle of ranch dressing displayed at a Texas pizzeria with a tongue-in-cheek price tag of $1,000 actually fetched the sum when it was sold to benefit an animal shelter.
Dallas restaurant Cane Rosso Pizza, which has a strict ban on ranch dressing, had the bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch displayed in a wooden case for five years with a sign reading, "Side of delicious ranch dressing, $1,000.00."
"Never in a million years did we think someone was actually going to buy the bottle of ranch," Beth Moore of Cane Rosso told KTVT-TV.
However, that all changed when the pizzeria changed the bottle of dressing's price from a tongue-in-cheek joke to a serious fundraiser for the Humane Society in Beaumont, which was recently destroyed in a fire.
Josh Tipton, regional general manager for delivery service Caviar, realized his time had finally arrived.
"It's so legendary. I've kind of always thought about buying it. I never thought I'd have the opportunity to," Tipton said.
Tipton shelled out the whole $1,000 for the bottle of ranch.
"I've had a lot of people come want to look at it. And I'm like, it's just a bottle of ranch," he said. "Only in Texas, only in Dallas could you spend $1,000 on a bottle of ranch."
The pizzeria applauded Tipton's generosity in a Facebook post showing the now-empty wooden case.
"Some men just wanna watch the world burn...WE JUST SOLD OUR FIRST BOTTLE OF RANCH DRESSING!! Big ups to the boys at Caviar for dropping a cool $1000 to help the Humane Society of Southeast Texas. Josh, you disgust me, but you're alllllriiight," the post read.
Tipton said he doesn't plan to use the bottle of dressing -- its expiration date is long past -- but he might display it in his home as a reminder to help those in need.
"May that bottle of ranch rot in hell," the restaurant said on Facebook.