Skip to comments.Restaurant gives Fla. toddler sangria, not juice
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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That boy has tiger blood.
I smell a big time lawsuit.
I smell a big time lawsuit.
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!
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.
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?
I wonder why the parents didn’t notice. Sangria and OJ are not the same color.
The parents never noticed until the tyke pinched the waitress on the butt.
Why doesn’t anybody ever give ME a margarita when I order a soft drink?
Sealed, opaque sippy cup is my guess.
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.
Ironically enough isn’t or wasn’t that the spring training home for Detroit Tigers? Let me check:
Spring Training in Lakeland, Florida
Seating Capacity: 8,500.
Tigers’ Spring Training at this location since 1946.
“When You’re Here, You’re Family” and your kid is drunk
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.
Happens to me all the time.
Then it wouldn't have been a "mistake" if it were put in a sippy cup by the waitress.
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”.
If the kid can use the drink as an excuse for this type of behavior, why can't I?
This is Florida. If your old enough to have your vote count your old enough to drink. Case Closed.
Applebees in Detroit gave a margarita to a 15 month old recently according to articles with the date of April 11th.
So Applebee's serves Margarita mix in a sippy cup while Olive Garden serves Sangria in the same container.
She was the coolest most honest woman I have ever met. We need more like her.
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.
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