Want some l,t,p,o with that burger?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by french fries, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. french fries

    french fries

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    For the first time today I saw a menu where the burger description was something like: 

    Bacon Burger (1/3lbs angus beef, cheddar, bacon, l,t,p,o)

    I had never seen that before and while I didn't have to think too long to understand "l, t", it took me a few more seconds to guess what "p, o" meant. 

    Just wondering: is that a pretty standard description, or was the restaurant just assuming everyone would know what those initials mean? 
     
  2. wlong

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    I'm a burger fan and the meaning of the letters popped right out, BUT I would think some people would ask what it means.  It would not be a good description of the toppings IMHO.
     
  3. kaiquekuisine

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    Does it stand for lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion <_<. 

    I eat burgers, kinda standard topping i assume, but it took me 5 seconds to figure it out. 

    At a restaurant i would confirm what those letters meant, the waiter would most likley respond in a snarky manner, thinking im an idiot for confirming something that seems obvious and would lose his tip... /img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif

    I don´t think it´s smart to have that on a menu. It would save time, and be more simple just listing the full names of things. 
     
  4. cerise

    cerise Banned

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    How about some FF with that? lol  I had to think about the Pickle for a bit.
     
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  5. pete

    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    In the restaurant and catering business, at least at places I've worked, we use that designation quite a bit, but it was always back-of-house talk, not something that was put on a menu.  Mostly used it in catering where LTPO referred to a platter of those condiments placed on a sandwich buffet, as in, "Hey Joe, the buffet is getting hit hard, send out another tray of meat and an LTPO!"
     
  6. french fries

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    Ah cool I didn't realize it came from the back of house lingo. 
     
  7. maryb

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    Was actually used at the McDonalds I worked at back in the early 80's, same thing back in the kitchen.