A mother ordered some apple juice for her 2-year-old. And that should have been the end of it. The problem started when the manager served up some margarita instead of apple juice. The kid imbibed enough to have to go to the hospital.
It’s worth noting that the apple juice and margarita were being stored in identical-looking containers. As any town drunk can tell you, a proper establishment worth their salt serves alcoholic beverages in brown paper bags.
Be very proud of the family and the restaurant for being able to settle matters without a costly court battle. The restaurant paid for the family’s medical expenses and offered free meals. (I probably can’t blame her for not wanting to go back, but I’m taking the free meals every time.)
According to a VP of something-or-the-other, the restaurants will “no longer serve apple juice and margaritas in similar containers.”
That’s a great policy. Hold tight for the day where an Applebee’s employee grabs a margarita bottle instead of the diet soda.