TikTok Is Roasting A Customer Who Sent His Steak Back Three Times

When the butcher hands over a fine cut of beef, he is presenting you with a juicy red slab of potential. Whether it's a choice top sirloin, a hefty T-bone, or a petite filet mignon, you have in your hands the makings of a heavenly piece of protein and the star of your meal — unless, of course, you decide to cook it well done. There, it's been said: The fastest way to destroy a quality piece of beef is to overcook it. Across the board, most chefs agree that you should never order your steak well done.

The Takeout, for example, refers to an eatery whose menus say, "We are not responsible for steaks ordered well done." Why do so many cooks wash their hands of dishes that contain overcooked meat? Preparing meat in this manner means that the chef will have to "rely on their thermometers quite a bit," as they are not used to doing steaks well done. The one food Wolfgang Puck wouldn't cook as a young chef was well done steak, he shared on TikTok, adding that he'd tell customers to have chicken, instead. When a diner complained to Gordon Ramsay that he didn't like his well done steak as it was overcooked and rubbery, Ramsay explained that you'll never be able to tell the quality of beef when it's been prepared well done. And on TikTok, many viewers are on the same page, based on their reaction to one well done steak fan.  

TikTok was outraged by this well done steak

TikTok user recently visited a restaurant and created a post complaining that he had to send his steak back to the kitchen three times before they got it right — that is, cooked well done. He then added that he is a Texan, not a Yankee or a Californian, and that "we cook our steaks all the way through." The comments section erupted, but it's hard to tell what annoyed people more: the fact that he returned it three times or his statement regarding the beef-eating preferences of Texans. 

When it came to his behaviors, many contended that someone in the kitchen likely spat on his meal or worse, saying that he needs to watch the restaurant comedy called "Waiting." Others said the customer's wife looked completely embarrassed in the video. The vast majority of commenters felt that a well done steak was a travesty, with one claiming, "He's probably still chewing it," another comparing it to eating leather, and someone else saying, "At this point just order a plank of wood." 

Interestingly, despite TikTok's heated response to his well done steak, a YouGov study showed that 24% of Americans eat their steaks well done. Another 23% opt for medium rare. A Mashed survey, however, revealed that 47% of respondents enjoy their steaks medium rare, while well done stood at a mere 10%. 

TikTok users were angered by this user's depiction of Texas

Many Texan TikTok commenters felt the need to correct the video poster regarding his remarks about his home state's red meat preferences. One angry commenter declared, "As a Texan, I think I speak for everyone in Texas, we DO NOT cook our steaks 'all the way through.' Medium rare or rare. That's it." Many agreed, questioning if the customer was actually from Texas at all. Another clever commenter offered Wolfgang Puck-esque advice, telling him to stop destroying steaks and to order chicken, instead. 

It turns out that TikTok is not the only place where Texans disagree with this man's take on a well done steak. A survey conducted by Hater (via Uproxx) revealed that the most hated food in Texas is "steak cooked well done." 

If you like your steak to resemble a leather boot tongue, that is your prerogative. There is, however, a valid reason why a restaurant may undercook your steak. The New York Post reveals that cooks are being asked to keep food waste to a minimum. If a customer sends back an overcooked steak, it can only be thrown out. If it's merely underdone, it only requires a little more cooking before it can be re-plated for the guest. 

No matter which side of the well done steak argument you find yourself on, one thing remains: There are few things more enjoyable than watching someone's angry TikTok post backfire.