TGI Fridays Raided for Alleged Liquor Scam

May 22, 2013 Read more: Patch.com 13

State authorities raided 29 bars and restaurants Wednesday morning, including Springfield's TGI Fridays , on claims they have been ripping off customers by serving cheaper alcohol as top-shelf. The year-long investigation, named 'Operation Swill,' revealed the 29 establishments allegedly filled premium brand bottles with non-premium alcohol to ... (more)

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NJGuy

Naperville, IL

#1 May 23, 2013
Doesn't surpise me. TGIF is a dump. All the other chains (Houlihan's, Ruby Tuesday, Applebee's, etc.) give much better service.

Everytime I go to TGIF (on the rare occasions), I always leave after complaining about something to the waiter or manager -- they never give in to any complaints. And I swear that I will never set foot in one of those places again!
Skizots

Wayne, NJ

#2 May 24, 2013
I doesn't surprise me, either. I don't trust consuming cocktails at these chain-restaurants, or any of them. Better off ordering a bottled or tap beer.
Jack

Saddle Brook, NJ

#3 May 24, 2013
Cafe` 34 is a ripoff , charging top prices for watered down booze. I`ll never go in there again. I hope the place goes out of business. What a disgrace.
Skizots

Wayne, NJ

#4 May 26, 2013
Although Cafe' 34 has lasted much longer than the previous establishments there, I thought the owner/management had more class than to stoop so low. Their prices are high to begin with, and then do this? It certainly is a disgrace!
OB Reader

Hazlet, NJ

#5 May 26, 2013
Pretty scary. If they do something like this with alcoholic beverages, I'm very afraid to think what liberties they would take with customer's food!!
Skizots

Wayne, NJ

#6 May 29, 2013
I can't wait for the new MJ's to open (formerly the Buttonwood Manor), and put Cafe' 34 OUT OF BUSINESS!
cliftonian

Clifton, NJ

#7 May 29, 2013
It's discusting! Imamgine a very rich owner doing this to customers who pay BIG bucks for a drink. Wonder what kind of fine will be set and how long will they be closed? In this case they all deserve what they get. I wonder if there are going to be any civil suits by people who remember the poor drinks they drank?
your mother

Princeton Junction, NJ

#8 May 29, 2013
NJGuy wrote:
Doesn't surpise me. TGIF is a dump. All the other chains (Houlihan's, Ruby Tuesday, Applebee's, etc.) give much better service.

Everytime I go to TGIF (on the rare occasions), I always leave after complaining about something to the waiter or manager -- they never give in to any complaints. And I swear that I will never set foot in one of those places again!
Suck it
NJGuy

Naperville, IL

#9 May 30, 2013
your mother wrote:
<quoted text>
Suck it
Hi - Are you a TGIF manager?

Sounds like something a TGIF manager would find after a customer finds hairs in their food!
your mother

Princeton Junction, NJ

#10 May 30, 2013
NJGuy wrote:
<quoted text>Hi - Are you a TGIF manager?

Sounds like something a TGIF manager would find after a customer finds hairs in their food!
I am and I spit in the food, but nobody knows!!
Skizots

Wayne, NJ

#11 May 31, 2013
Gee, "your mother" -(or do you mean, "Your Mama"), you're a real class act!
your mother

Princeton Junction, NJ

#12 Jun 1, 2013
Skizots wrote:
Gee, "your mother" -(or do you mean, "Your Mama"), you're a real class act!
I'm gonna pee on your daughters face
Skizots

Wayne, NJ

#13 Jun 2, 2013
I don't have a daughter, "Jack-A"! You're a low-life!

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