Outrageous 8-Year-Old Boy Served Alcoholic Root Beer at T.G.I. Friday's
An eight-year-old boy was served an alcoholic beverage instead of root beer at a T.G.I Friday’s in Las Vegas.
Tyler Schwab, who has a heart defect and is prescribed ADHD medication, was at The Orleans hotel and casino with his family.
When he received the root beer he ordered, he took a few sips.
"What do you call that? Throw up root beer?" Tyler said when speaking to KNTV. "Cause that's what it tastes like."
He asked his mom, Adrianna Schwab, to try it, and she noticed it was bitter tasting.
Then, Adrianna's fiance grabbed the bottle and noticed it was an adult root beer.
"My fiance grabbed the bottle and started looking at it and saw that it said 5.9 percent alcohol content," Adrianna said.
The server and manager came to the table and apologized for the mistake.
The manager explained to the parents that the server was new and was still training.
Tyler's family said they can't figure out how the mistake happened because they say the alcoholic root beer bottle looks much different than the non-alcoholic one.
T.G.I Friday’s issued a statement about the incident:
We are aware of an incident at our Orleans restaurant where a server accidentally served an adult root beer beverage to a minor. It was an honest mistake. We immediately addressed the situation with the guest directly and to the guests’ satisfaction. We are currently retraining staff on all operational procedures and responsible alcohol service standards to prevent a recurrence. The safety of our guests and team members is the utmost importance and our top priority.
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