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Restaurant gives Fla. toddler sangria, not juice
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Posted on 04/14/2011 10:18:16 AM PDT by greatdefender

LAKELAND, Fla. – Olive Garden restaurants are making changes after a toddler was served alcoholic sangria instead of orange juice at a Florida location.

News of the incident comes after an Applebee's in Michigan accidently served a margarita to another toddler.

Orlando, Fla.-based Darden Restaurants says the mix-up happened March 31 in Lakeland.

Jill VanHeest says she took her 2-year-old son Nikolai to the hospital after his eyes turned red and dilated and he began acting up. She said he was given fluids and released a couple hours later with no lasting effects.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: booze; juice; olivegarden; restaurant; sangria

1 posted on 04/14/2011 10:18:20 AM PDT by greatdefender
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To: greatdefender

That boy has tiger blood.


2 posted on 04/14/2011 10:20:10 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: greatdefender

I smell a big time lawsuit.


3 posted on 04/14/2011 10:20:42 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: greatdefender

I smell a big time lawsuit.


4 posted on 04/14/2011 10:20:42 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: ClearCase_guy

I bet he didn’t complain about teething for a few hours. That being said, people use to think me odd when I would take a sip out of the cup before my kids drank it. I just wanted to make sure it was apple juice!


5 posted on 04/14/2011 10:22:15 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: The_Media_never_lie

I agree. And the odd thing is that the restaurant justly SHOULD pay for the medical bills and maybe a few weeks’ monitoring of the kid. But will the inevitable lawsuit be limited to that? Nooooo. They’ll sue for millions.


6 posted on 04/14/2011 10:26:33 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: greatdefender

How hard can it be for restaurants to have items like fruit juices and milk located at the regular soda fountain/drink station, in additon to the bar area, so that wait-staff can prepare and serve childrens’ beverages without having to place a bar order?


7 posted on 04/14/2011 10:28:24 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: greatdefender

I wonder why the parents didn’t notice. Sangria and OJ are not the same color.


8 posted on 04/14/2011 10:30:54 AM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: greatdefender

The parents never noticed until the tyke pinched the waitress on the butt.


9 posted on 04/14/2011 10:35:16 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: greatdefender

Why doesn’t anybody ever give ME a margarita when I order a soft drink?


10 posted on 04/14/2011 10:35:20 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Huntress

Sealed, opaque sippy cup is my guess.


11 posted on 04/14/2011 10:39:05 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: greatdefender

They should just be glad they didn’t feed pork to a muslim by mistake, because then instead of apologizing they’d probably be picking up pieces of the waiter.


12 posted on 04/14/2011 10:41:45 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: ClearCase_guy

>>in Lakeland.

Ironically enough isn’t or wasn’t that the spring training home for Detroit Tigers? Let me check:

Yup

>>Detroit Tigers
Spring Training in Lakeland, Florida
Seating Capacity: 8,500.

Tigers’ Spring Training at this location since 1946.


13 posted on 04/14/2011 10:41:59 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: raccoonradio

“When You’re Here, You’re Family” and your kid is drunk


14 posted on 04/14/2011 10:43:43 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I saw the Mom and kid on FOX this morning. It was a little clear sippy cup. Not very big.

Stupid mistake by the restaurant, but this was being made a bigger deal than it really was.

That kid was fine and he was certainly fine on that show today. The kid was really cute, and when Gretchen asked him about the hospital he got a mean face going. Hilarious.

This Mom was saying “oh, he may have permanent damage”.

That was ridiculous. He probably could have more lasting damage from medications he has taken. It was orange sangria, not 100 proof vodka.


15 posted on 04/14/2011 10:46:02 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Huntress

sangria_cocktail

harvey_wallbanger


16 posted on 04/14/2011 10:48:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: greatdefender
Jill VanHeest says she took her 2-year-old son Nikolai to the hospital after his eyes turned red and dilated and he began acting up.

Happens to me all the time.

17 posted on 04/14/2011 10:51:47 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Sealed, opaque sippy cup is my guess.

Then it wouldn't have been a "mistake" if it were put in a sippy cup by the waitress.

18 posted on 04/14/2011 10:52:04 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: greatdefender

Glad the toddler wasn’t hurt. Doesn’t seem like anything malicious, just a one and a million human error. Since there were no lasting injuries, I am categorizing this one as “Sh*t Happens”.


19 posted on 04/14/2011 11:18:35 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: screaminsunshine
The parents never noticed until the tyke pinched the waitress on the butt.

If the kid can use the drink as an excuse for this type of behavior, why can't I?

20 posted on 04/14/2011 11:26:16 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: greatdefender

This is Florida. If your old enough to have your vote count your old enough to drink. Case Closed.


21 posted on 04/14/2011 11:30:17 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: nina0113

Applebees in Detroit gave a margarita to a 15 month old recently according to articles with the date of April 11th.


22 posted on 04/14/2011 12:03:54 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: nina0113

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2704296/posts


23 posted on 04/14/2011 12:08:00 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor
Sangria in a sippy cup here ping.

So Applebee's serves Margarita mix in a sippy cup while Olive Garden serves Sangria in the same container.

24 posted on 04/14/2011 12:24:44 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: greatdefender
I had a fiesty 80 year old woman from Louisiana as a customer one day. She told me a story of when she moved here (Dallas) from Louisiana many years ago, she went to a restaurant with her husband and kids.She ordered a bottle of wine from the waiter and he asked "and for the kids?" and she said "glasses!"

She was the coolest most honest woman I have ever met. We need more like her.

25 posted on 04/14/2011 1:12:48 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: normy

I have a couple of friends in their 80’s. They are without a doubt the most unrestrained people on this earth. If it needs to be said, I can count on them saying it. LOL

I guess there’s something about living 80 years and putting up with all the foolishness that goes on. It’s kind of a break free from your restraints age.


26 posted on 04/15/2011 5:16:04 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are .)
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