An Olive Garden frozen alcholic beverage was served to a 10-year-old in Indianapolis. Photo via Olive Garden website.
A young boy was taken the hospital after he consumed part of an alcoholic beverage at an Indianapolis Olive Garden. The 10-year-old was with his parents at the Indiana restaurant when the wrong drink was served to him by his waitress. The youngster ordered a wildberry frullato smoothie but got a strawberry daiquiri containing 4 oz. of rum, instead.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the mistake was quickly realized but the waitress was too nervous to tell the family, so she consulted her manager. The manager then informed the parents of the mistake but apparently the boy had already drank a significant amount of the drink. While the manager tried to reassure the family that their son would not be harmed by the mix-up, the parents decided to take the boy to the emergency room anyway. His mother, Yolanda Casterllon, told the police that her son was acting strange and she wanted to make sure he would be okay.
The hospital determined that a small amount of alcohol was in the boy’s system.
This is the second Olive Garden incident in the past year in which a food server served a minor alcohol by accident. In March 2011, an alcoholic beverage was served to 2-year-old at an Olive Garden in Lakeland, Florida.
Olive Garden and it’s parent company Darden Restaurants claims they have safeguards to prevent such mistakes. They say the waitress didn’t follow protocol the way she should have. The waitress was subsequently fired.
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