Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 43
Like Tree20Likes

Thread: 13 TGI Fridays cited for phony booze....

  1. #1
    Sage

    MaggieD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Chicago Area
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    29,586
    Likes Received
    30960 times
    Likes Given
    42645
    Blog Entries
    12

    13 TGI Fridays cited for phony booze....

    New Jersey authorities are investigating 29 establishments for serving customers cheaper booze as a substitute for top-shelf liquor, including one that allegedly offered rubbing alcohol and food coloring as scotch....A spokesman for the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control declined to which establishment served rubbing alcohol, saying it is an ongoing investigation.Among the 29 licensed bars and restaurants cited for phony booze in the crackdown, dubbed “Operation Swill,” are 13 TGI Fridays restaurants throughout New Jersey.
    On Tuesday, investigators visited the establishments, inspected the bar areas and seized all opened bottles. About 1,000 bottles were seized and will undergo more testing by investigators and manufacturers. The investigators seized various brands of vodka, gin, rum, scotch, whiskey and tequila. Investigators also took statements from employees and served demands for sales records to the establishments, which have seven days to provide records of the brands of interest.


    TGI Fridays issued a statement that said, “TGI Fridays was just made aware of this issue and is working closely with the franchisee and owner of the cited locations to review and investigate these serious allegations. We have one of the most extensive bar and beverage programs in the industry, which sets a very high standard in the quality and service of our beverages.”
    TGI Fridays. I'm amazed. I wonder if this is an employee theft problem. Who in God's green earth would be stupid enough to substitute alcohol with rubbing alcohol??

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business...bbing-alcohol/
    I'm reading a book on anti-gravity. I can't put it down.

  2. #2
    Guru
    Aderleth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    08-24-14 @ 11:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    4,294
    Likes Received
    2027 times
    Likes Given
    1569

    re: 13 TGI Fridays cited for phony booze....

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    TGI Fridays. I'm amazed. I wonder if this is an employee theft problem. Who in God's green earth would be stupid enough to substitute alcohol with rubbing alcohol??

    NJ Bars Accused of Booze Fraud, Serving Rubbing Alcohol - ABC News
    I saw this earlier today and I was likewise kind of amazed. I think I could accept the possibility that it's an employee theft issue if it happened at one restaurant, but 13? That's management trying to cut some corners. I'm amazed the customers never noticed they were being served crap.

  3. #3
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    102,482
    Likes Received
    31095 times
    Likes Given
    31629

    Re: 13 TGI Fridays cited for phony booze....

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    TGI Fridays. I'm amazed. I wonder if this is an employee theft problem. Who in God's green earth would be stupid enough to substitute alcohol with rubbing alcohol??

    NJ Bars Accused of Booze Fraud, Serving Rubbing Alcohol - ABC News
    about 20 years ago, the owners of the TGIF franchise sold off "regions" of the country which are now run independently For example in Cincinnati (HQ) Lexington, Dayton, Columbus, and I believe Pittsburgh the TGIF franchise is called "The Bistro Inc" run by a wealthy (he may be deceased now) former medical item supplier named Robert Conway. while they have to meet certain standards, its the local franchise owner whois probably at fault
    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    Why would you not want to register your weapon?

  4. #4
    Educator mtm1963's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Tennessee
    Last Seen
    09-28-14 @ 03:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    972
    Likes Received
    335 times
    Likes Given
    181

    Re: 13 TGI Fridays cited for phony booze....

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    I saw this earlier today and I was likewise kind of amazed. I think I could accept the possibility that it's an employee theft issue if it happened at one restaurant, but 13? That's management trying to cut some corners. I'm amazed the customers never noticed they were being served crap.
    most people wouldn't notice because they really can't tell the difference.

  5. #5
    'Merica!

    Josie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    19,005
    Likes Received
    10336 times
    Likes Given
    5104

    Re: 13 TGI Fridays cited for phony booze....

    Is that what scotch tastes like? Ew.

  6. #6
    Guru
    Aderleth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    08-24-14 @ 11:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    4,294
    Likes Received
    2027 times
    Likes Given
    1569

    Re: 13 TGI Fridays cited for phony booze....

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    most people wouldn't notice because they really can't tell the difference.
    Between rubbing alcohol and whiskey? I doubt it. I agree that bar customers can be stupid, especially if they've been drinking for a while, but I can't really see not recognizing that rubbing alcohol isn't whiskey.

    Don't get me wrong, I've seen this sort of thing in action. I used to bartend in fine dining restaurants before I went to law school, and I found in general that customers would taste what I told them to taste (especially with wine). But confusing rubbing alcohol with whiskey is a little beyond the pale.

  7. #7
    Sage
    mak2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Indiana
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 06:53 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    9,074
    Likes Received
    3968 times
    Likes Given
    5806

    Re: 13 TGI Fridays cited for phony booze....

    I eat anywhere and like pretty much, I am not picky at ll. I love Applebees and just about everywhere. But I just dont like TGIFridays. I have never found anything there I really like.
    God Bless the Marine Corps.

  8. #8
    Educator mtm1963's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Tennessee
    Last Seen
    09-28-14 @ 03:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    972
    Likes Received
    335 times
    Likes Given
    181

    Re: 13 TGI Fridays cited for phony booze....

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Between rubbing alcohol and whiskey? I doubt it. I agree that bar customers can be stupid, especially if they've been drinking for a while, but I can't really see not recognizing that rubbing alcohol isn't whiskey.

    Don't get me wrong, I've seen this sort of thing in action. I used to bartend in fine dining restaurants before I went to law school, and I found in general that customers would taste what I told them to taste (especially with wine). But confusing rubbing alcohol with whiskey is a little beyond the pale.
    i wasn't talking about the rubbing alcohol.

  9. #9
    Guru
    Aderleth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last Seen
    08-24-14 @ 11:08 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    4,294
    Likes Received
    2027 times
    Likes Given
    1569

    Re: 13 TGI Fridays cited for phony booze....

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    i wasn't talking about the rubbing alcohol.
    Fair enough.

  10. #10
    Neoconservative RINO/DINO

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last Seen
    Today @ 12:30 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    17,152
    Likes Received
    9235 times
    Likes Given
    2063

    Re: 13 TGI Fridays cited for phony booze....

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Is that what scotch tastes like? Ew.
    Not good scotch
    "This strikes me as the deepest problem with positive eugenics: less the threat of coercion, more the presumption of thinking we are wise enough to engineer 'improvements' in the human species."-Leon Kass

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •