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Toddler Orders Juice, Gets Margarita at Applebee's

There are 27 comments on the News10 Sacramento story from Jun 15, 2007, titled Toddler Orders Juice, Gets Margarita at Applebee's. In it, News10 Sacramento reports that:

A sippy cup filled with tequila and Triple Sec sent a California toddler to the hospital.

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Johnny Bravo

Sacramento, CA

#1 Jun 15, 2007
I smell a lawsuit! And this is one case where suing is completely justified. Who could "mistake" a margarita for apple juice? If you know apple juice and margaritas come in similar bottles, why not double check that you are serving the right beverage? And why on earth would they store them in similar containers in the first place? This is just bad, on so many levels.
Mike _D

Roseville, CA

#2 Jun 15, 2007
Yeah let's sue. Sue everyone. Make money. Sue , sue sue. Jesus, is the kid alright? Stupid mistake. Keep the crap head lawyers out of it. He will survive, probably with no damage. Learn from the mistake and get on with life.
ruth

Concord, CA

#3 Jun 15, 2007
that is so stupid. i think that the mother should sue. who cares if it was a mistake? the child could have gotten alcohol poisoning!
ruth

Concord, CA

#4 Jun 15, 2007
I mean, when they poured the margarita in a sippy cup, they didn't realize that, hey, this sippy cup smells like tequila and triple sec? I mean, how could be they have avoided the smell? They couldn't.

Since: Jun 07

Rancho Cordova, CA

#5 Jun 15, 2007
ruth wrote:
that is so stupid. i think that the mother should sue. who cares if it was a mistake? the child could have gotten alcohol poisoning!
But he *didn't* get alcohol poisoning.

If you rear-end me and I get a scratch on my bumper, do I get to sue you for everything you're worth because you *could* have killed me? No, I get the bumper replaced, and that's it.
Mike _D

Roseville, CA

#6 Jun 15, 2007
No kidding. The typical response by Californians is SUE!!!. Get over it. Don't you idiots realize the only ones who benefit from stupid law suits is the lawyers. We are such a litigious society. Go ahead white trash, sue away. See if it helps your life or changes anything.
Michele

United States

#7 Jun 15, 2007
I would sue too.. who cares. Sue Sue Sue!! I hope I find a finger in my chili at wendy's.. so I can sue! Just kidding.. but that is pretty horrific, and really, how could they mistake that..... unbelievable. Poor baby, good thing he didn't die.
mom_of_one

Sacramento, CA

#8 Jun 15, 2007
What is wrong with this mother? She wasn't going to make a big deal about it? Why would she not take the child to a Dr. before he started throwing up just to make sure he was ok? I don't understand. The baby could have been really bad off......
Dad of a 2 year old

Sacramento, CA

#9 Jun 15, 2007
I agree that we live in a sue happy world and there are way too many frivolous lawsuits out there, but what Applebee’s did goes way beyond a “mistake”… they were completely negligent. Who knows what medical problems this could cause for the child in the future.
This deserves more than a slap on the wrist. Applebee’s should pay and the person who made the drink should lose their job.
Thank God the 2 YEAR OLD survived.
Its me

San Jose, CA

#10 Jun 16, 2007
That's insane. I live like 5 blocks from there and Have taken my kids in their many times and they always get the sippy cups of Apple Juice. I wonder how many other kids was slipped the sauce? Most parents would just think the kid came down with a virus. How scarey.
Mike _D

Roseville, CA

#11 Jun 16, 2007
You can bet that that Applebees will be kissing their rear ends for a long time. And, if you think about it, as stupid as it was, I can see this happening. First off, most premix stuff at restaurants are dispensed from those opaque plastic containers, an industry standard. Now, to not properly identify the two was just stupid, but things get pretty busy in restaurants and stupid mistakes happen. I too am glad that alls well that ends well and hope the child is fine, but there are better ways of dealing with situations than dragging them to court.
Its me

San Jose, CA

#12 Jun 16, 2007
Masking Tape and a Big Black Marker! that's all it would have taken.
Mike _D wrote:
You can bet that that Applebees will be kissing their rear ends for a long time. And, if you think about it, as stupid as it was, I can see this happening. First off, most premix stuff at restaurants are dispensed from those opaque plastic containers, an industry standard. Now, to not properly identify the two was just stupid, but things get pretty busy in restaurants and stupid mistakes happen. I too am glad that alls well that ends well and hope the child is fine, but there are better ways of dealing with situations than dragging them to court.
michelle

Shingle Springs, CA

#13 Jun 16, 2007
I think the Applebee's who accidently served the margarita to the toddler should be fined and have their liquor license suspended for at least a year. The baby is said to be fine now, but things could have been much worse. They should be made an example an example of so this does not happen to any other child.
williams

Sacramento, CA

#14 Jun 16, 2007
To sue or not to sue should be left up to the individual, in this case the parents of the toddler, and I don't believe they should be judged by whatever they decide. It is easy to criticize others, but without walking in their shoes I don't believe any one has a right to criticize them. The toddler is very lucky, and I am very happy to hear that he is going to be alright. The parents went through a very scary situation, and as a parent of 2 small children I know that I would be tasting whatever they were being served in a restaurant until they were 21( little joke)
Nara

United States

#15 Jun 17, 2007
That is really stupid. they should have just put the margarita mix in a individual bottle in the first place.
Its me

San Jose, CA

#16 Jun 17, 2007
You know.. If anyone gets the idea that the parents are going to sue just to make themselves money, is far from the truth. When a parent sues in the name of their children, any settlement goes into a bank account and can't be touched by anyone but the child but only until that child turns 18. so if they sue.. they're doing it for the sake of their kid who could have received some liver damaged.
Char

United States

#17 Jun 18, 2007
The baby appears to be fine.... Gee if it was my kid I would of sued them. I would prob have won. So I don't know what the mother ws thinking. Good morning everyone.
Jackie

West Hartford, CT

#18 Jun 18, 2007
The fact that a manager did this makes it even worse!
Thank God the child is okay!!!!

I wonder if someone got apple juice instead of a margarita...
Lighten up

Frederick, MD

#19 Dec 4, 2007
I don't think a kid would die from drinking 1 margarita. I agree with the mom- I wouldn't make a huge deal of it. Accidents happen.
eyes down

Windsor, CA

#20 Dec 5, 2007
Here timmy.. this is alchohol. It's the orriginal gateway drug. if you drink it all up..Mommy will promise to buy you a nice glass pipe for Xmas.

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