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Lawsuit: Vegetables stuck in workers undies before being served at upscale Boca steakhouse
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2011-11-03/business/fl-lambiet-mortons-sued-20111103_1_chicago-steakhouse-morton-workers ^ | November 03, 2011

Posted on 11/04/2011 8:50:24 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

According to a lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County court, kitchen workers at the Morton's of Chicago steakhouse in Boca Raton stuck raw vegetables in their underwear before serving them to unsuspecting diners, the website www.GossipExtra.com reported.

In his harassment action against the restaurant chain, sous-chef Reggie Williams claims he witnessed a colleague at the restaurant at the Shops at Boca Center "place stalks of asparagus inside his underwear, next to his anal/genital area in order to simulate his penis," then "serve that asparagus to Morton's unsuspecting paying customers."

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No mention of the creamed spinach.
1 posted on 11/04/2011 8:50:27 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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This would have gone over better in SF. “Specially handled” vegetables—it could even have been listed on the menu with an extra charge.


2 posted on 11/04/2011 8:52:12 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ConservativeStatement

Boca is proudly Liberal/commie.

Serves them right (pun intended).


3 posted on 11/04/2011 8:52:21 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: ConservativeStatement

FYI..Morton’s CEO died the other day..I forget his name..he was young, 64, which is sad...but happily he missed this..


4 posted on 11/04/2011 8:52:41 AM PDT by ken5050 (Cain/Gingrich 2012!!! because sharing a couch with Pelosi is NOT the same as sharing a bed with her)
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To: ConservativeStatement
This is what "Diversity", i.e., faggots in the workforce, brings you.

I'm sure dykes have a way of serving those vegetables, too.

5 posted on 11/04/2011 8:52:54 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Did anyone else think of the airport security scene from the movie This Is Spinal Tap when they read that head line?
6 posted on 11/04/2011 8:53:35 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m confused - if the Chef witnessed this happening, why did he allow the food to be served to a customer? (and of course, kill the waiter - send him to Texas our execution division needs more work)


7 posted on 11/04/2011 8:57:03 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
According to the article, “managers turned a blind eye.” That could be interpreted more than one way, but perhaps he mentioned what he saw and the managers refused to acknowledge it.
8 posted on 11/04/2011 8:59:26 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Reminds me of an Italian restaurant where I once worked. The owner did the same thing with a rolled up slice of prosciutto, to entertain the kitchen staff. I can’t remember if they served it or not though.


9 posted on 11/04/2011 9:00:20 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: ConservativeStatement

Reason #1 why I’ve all but quit eating out. Fast food, upscale, barely matters. The values of the whole country have been destroyed by the third world homo socialist cabal who have been teaching our children for the last two or three generations.


10 posted on 11/04/2011 9:01:05 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: ken5050

Allen J. Bernstein, who greatly expanded the high-end Morton’s of Chicago steakhouse chain during his 17 years as chairman, applying what some in the industry called a Big Mac approach to filet mignon, died on Tuesday at a hospital near his home in Manhasset, N.Y., on Long Island. He was 65.

He died after a long illness, his wife, Lori, said.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/business/allen-j-bernstein-owner-of-mortons-steakhouses-dies-at-65.html


11 posted on 11/04/2011 9:01:32 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: ConservativeStatement

– Click here to view the lawsuit

I’m told cucumbers were involved, too.

All together now: Ewwwwww!

http://blogs-images.forbes.com/joselambiet/files/2011/11/Mortons-lawsuit-Williams.pdf


12 posted on 11/04/2011 9:03:09 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: WayneS

13 posted on 11/04/2011 9:05:16 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: ConservativeStatement

According to the law suit the four co-defendants would fondle Mr Williams and other male staff, bite their ears and simulate intercourse, while management watched indifferent.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2057366/Mortons-chef-asparagus-underpants-simulate-private-parts-serving-customers.html#ixzz1ckjx5vWC

This behaviour culminated in an attack in the restaurant’s dry storage area on Valentines Day this year, Mr William claims in the complaint.

Bleus allegedly pulled his own pants down to exposed himself and tried to remove Mr Williams pants in an attempt to penetrate him.

Williams, who has been married for 11 years and has two sons, said he had to leave the job after the alleged assault.

He filed a police report, but he told authorities that he didn’t want to prosecute.

The officer wrote the Manager, Larry Thomas, ‘kind of knew what took place but didn’t have any details, ‘ NBC reported.


14 posted on 11/04/2011 9:06:22 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: ConservativeStatement

Hey, waiter, these veggies taste like crap.


15 posted on 11/04/2011 9:06:22 AM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Is Mortons a part of the National Restaurant Association?

Could this story be a subliminal attack on Herman Cain, suggesting that he was the CEO of a bunch of wild out of control restaurants?

-PJ

16 posted on 11/04/2011 9:06:26 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: traditional1
This is what "Diversity", i.e., faggots in the workforce, brings you.

This is not a homosexual issue. This is a maturity and morality issue on the part of the cooks.

Watch the movie "Waiting" with Ryan Reynolds, and you'll see what I mean.

17 posted on 11/04/2011 9:07:32 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

HO-HO-HO...green STD’s!


18 posted on 11/04/2011 9:08:07 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!...P.S. Why did FR ZOT Frantzie?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

It wasn’t immediately known who Bleus’ attorney was, and Morton’s told NBC Miami that Bleus and two the workers named in the suit no longer work at the establishment.

Williams claims the management observed Bleus taking the asparagus back out of his anal-genital area, returning it to his work station despite the real risk of exposing to the public serious illness and injury, and later serve that asparagus to Morton’s unsuspecting paying customers.

“Not just himself but coworkers of his were exposed to this and even patrons of Morton’s were exposed unbeknownst to them, to the most irreprehenisble food handling practices one can imagine,” said Jorge Silva, Williams’ attorney.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45141234/ns/local_news-miami_fl/t/steakhouse-sued-over-alleged-sexual-assault/


19 posted on 11/04/2011 9:08:43 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: LibWhacker
Reason #1 why I’ve all but quit eating out.

Amen. I wouldn't even THINK of eating food prepared by others whenever it can be avoided...

20 posted on 11/04/2011 9:10:18 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Shoot. I was gonna go to BK for lunch today.

Not anymore...

21 posted on 11/04/2011 9:14:57 AM PDT by NakedRampage (Puttin' the "stud" in Bible study)
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To: rollo tomasi

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Okay, that was unexpected...good one!


22 posted on 11/04/2011 9:16:07 AM PDT by rlmorel (The Rats won't be satisfied until every industry in the USA is in ruins and ripe for nationalization)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Somewhere Tony Bourdain is reading this story and saying “I worked with that guy!”


23 posted on 11/04/2011 9:20:23 AM PDT by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
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To: traditional1

Yeah, homosexuals shouldn’t even be allowed to work.


24 posted on 11/04/2011 9:22:02 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: WayneS

I was thinking more of “Animal House”, the scene in the supermarket where Otter is hitting on Mrs. Wormer in the produce section.


25 posted on 11/04/2011 9:23:45 AM PDT by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
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To: who knows what evil?

That is why some restaraunts food prep ares are open and visible to the public.It is probably better to go inside and stand at the counter rather than use the drive-thru in the evenings when stupid,irresponsible people might “play” with your food.My co-worker said a McD employee could hardly contain her laughter when handing his food out the window ,and after eating it ,he was sick(vomiting).

Food workers should be prosecuted for felony assault whenever mishandling of food is proven.


26 posted on 11/04/2011 9:24:40 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: LibWhacker

That’s the #1 reason you don’t go out to eat? Fear of people putting your food in their pants! Really?


27 posted on 11/04/2011 9:25:04 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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"Yeah, homosexuals shouldn’t even be allowed to work."

Well, you may like the special sauce, but that's your business.

FORCING employers to hire non-qualified, customer-losing, and visibly offensive employees is not good for business, or for discriminating customers.

You wanna play dress-up, don't do it in my business place.

28 posted on 11/04/2011 9:28:23 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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29 posted on 11/04/2011 9:28:43 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: stuartcr

Restaurant workers deliberately contaminating the food, yes, that’s the reason.


30 posted on 11/04/2011 9:43:49 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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That’s the #1 reason you don’t go out to eat? Fear of people putting your food in their pants! Really?

Or not washing their hands after going to the bathroom, etc.

31 posted on 11/04/2011 9:45:09 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: hoosierham
Food workers should be prosecuted for felony assault whenever mishandling of food is proven.

Absolutely. Jail time offense.

32 posted on 11/04/2011 9:45:15 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Paging Gordon Ramsay!


33 posted on 11/04/2011 9:45:29 AM PDT by ClearBlueSky (Whenever someone says it's not about Islam-it's about Islam. Jesus loves you, Allah wants you dead!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

34 posted on 11/04/2011 9:45:46 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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Or not washing their hands after going to the bathroom, etc.

...now there's the reason you should wash the living daylights out of store-bought produce.

35 posted on 11/04/2011 9:47:37 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why would the paralegal stuff veggies into the recipient’s drawers before serving them the subpoena??


36 posted on 11/04/2011 9:47:40 AM PDT by mikrofon ("Sub-peenie" Supplement? ;)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Is that a vegetable in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

(Apologies to Mae West)


37 posted on 11/04/2011 9:53:13 AM PDT by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is old news. Anthone Weiner resigned months ago.


38 posted on 11/04/2011 10:12:20 AM PDT by Terry Mross (Where is the OPPOSITION party? I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: stuartcr
If Cibophobia is a fear of food, then is Ciboscivviphobia a fear of food that has been inside someone’s underwear?
39 posted on 11/04/2011 10:22:47 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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"That’s the #1 reason you don’t go out to eat? Fear of people putting your food in their pants! Really?"

Damn, Stuart - now there's coffee all over my keyboard........

40 posted on 11/04/2011 10:24:47 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: USMCPOP

Lol, haven’t seen the movie, but it looks like someone sent the food back and kitchen staff step out of the kitchen to give him the evil eye?


41 posted on 11/04/2011 10:27:44 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: ConservativeStatement
Might I recommend the pudding-filled celery?

It's a specialty of our entremetier.

42 posted on 11/04/2011 10:29:31 AM PDT by WayneS (Comments now include 25 percent more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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I believe it is.


43 posted on 11/04/2011 10:35:29 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Psalm 73

At least it’s not in your pants


44 posted on 11/04/2011 10:36:54 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: LibWhacker

Most women get violent and make a big scene with men who sexually violate them in public. Men don’t?

Sexually aggressive homos should be afraid to sexually attack other men. A good butt kicking takes the fun out of it and the resturant management would want it to stop for fear of public exposure and violence. I can’t beleive grown men let themselves be victims of perverts! Homo sexual harassment is assualt and self defense is legal! If management is in on it (protecting the perverts) and firing empoloyees who won’t be victimized, a camera phone and web site is all that’s needed!

No man should be expected to be a “good sport” about homo sexual harassment. No employee should tolerate the contamination of customers’ food.


45 posted on 11/04/2011 10:43:09 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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I am waiting for the “ Egg Plant”..


46 posted on 11/04/2011 10:47:22 AM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("Think for yourself")
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To: stuartcr

“Yeah, homosexuals shouldn’t even be allowed to work.”

You are the only person on this board saying that.


47 posted on 11/04/2011 10:51:57 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: LibWhacker

Used to work at pizza shops, been a waiter and a bartender back in college to pay my tuition. That’s only the half of it based on my experience. 5 star hotels are more strict about their service, regardless of the snottiness.

Then when I was bartender for small restaurant/bars, the staff did not give a sh*t. Same thing being a waiter: remember...when you send your food back due to a complaint, there’s an 80% chance, the cook will spit in it especially if the kitchen head isn’t looking.


48 posted on 11/04/2011 11:02:44 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO FUBHO FK BARAK 2012)
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when you send your food back due to a complaint, there’s an 80% chance, the cook will spit in it

Yup, sounds about right. Also when they think you may have stiffed them previously on the tip, they'll spit in your food or worse. I never stiff them, but it makes me nervous when I go to a restaurant and they say, "Hey, you look familiar," which I seem to get a lot. Maybe some guy who looked vaguely like me stiffed them once, so they're gonna pee in my food! Sheesh.

As often as we hear about such things, YOU KNOW that 99.999% of such incidents must go unreported because no one ever sees anything or is any the wiser.

49 posted on 11/04/2011 11:26:01 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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“”Hey, you look familiar,” which I seem to get a lot.”

You should have told them “yeah, I tip a lot”. Hard to go to restos’ nowadays after you witnessed some of the nasty stuff. I mean, if your friends invite you out to eat, you can’t say no out of that fear. You just have to go. Funny part is I’m the one being nice to the waiter instead of the other way around where they have to work for my tips..


50 posted on 11/04/2011 11:45:30 AM PDT by max americana (FUBO FUBHO FK BARAK 2012)
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