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This Trend Has To Stop! 2-Year Old Served Alcohol At Olive Garden!

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Where's this going to happen next? Outback? Friday's? MCDONALD's???

Earlier this week, we were appalled when we heard about a baby who was served margarita mix instead of APPLE JUICE at an Applebee's restaurant.

Now, it's happening again.

Check out the video (above) of a two-year old who was served alcohol at a restaurant, but this time it was an Olive Garden…and he was served sangria instead of orange juice.

What's going on here? Are these disgruntled employees who want to hurt their employers? Or have restaurants been hiring tragically absent-minded people lately?

Whatever the reason is, please keep the booze away from the kids! We REALLY hope we don't hear about a story like this again!

What are your thoughts on this disturbing trend?

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63 comments to “This Trend Has To Stop! 2-Year Old Served Alcohol At Olive Garden!”

  1. 1

    Some blame has to also go to the mom on this one.. Sangria is red and Orange juice is Orange. I mean, how ridiculously stupid are the people in this town that the one serving it and the mom both neglect this? If you ordered something for your child, aren't you at least a bit curious when it is a strange color?

  2. 2

    Whoever wrote this did not watch the video, they say SANGRIA not MARGARITA

  3. 3

    Yea, not good. Although I wouldn't call it a 'trend' after only happening twice. Not good and very strange for sure!

  4. 4

    McDonalds? Are you really sucking Mario off in order to get your spot writing for him? McDonalds doesn't serve … nevermind.

    Mario, you REALLY need to stop hiring uneducated gutter rats. Then again, you're a 5 time loser. Jesus.

  5. 5

    The mother brought her own Sangria. She read the story about Applebees and decided to cash in. This is what happens when the smallest of events are completely polarized. It causes more harm. Idiots.

  6. 6

    WAKE UP CALL TO PARENTS!!!!!!! TASTE YOUR KIDS DRINKS UNLESS YOU POUR THEM YOURSELF!!!!! I have always done that at any resturant. You never know what may have been poured whether it have alcohol in it or if it might be spoiled. My daughter was given spoiled milk, if I hadn't tasted it she would have drank it. ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS CHECK YOUR KIDS FOOD AND BEVERAGES BEFORE YOU GIVE IT TO THEM!!!!!

  7. 7

    Dumbass! They don't serve alcohol at McDonalds for it to get mixed up with anything!

  8. 8

    I agree with commenter 1, as a mom (and my husband too) we are always looking at what our child is drinking, eating, touching. Mistakes and stupid people happen. And the closest we had to the above is when we ask for lemonade by the pool at a resort and the stupid waiter gave us sour mix. It tasted gross, and was a teachable moment for the waitress, (um no they don't taste the same) but it wasn't alcoholic

  9. 9

    sangria is red, orange juice is orange whats with the parents they cant smell alcohol or were they to buzzed to notice and the servers in olive garden are idiots most hate their job if ya dont like your job and you cant take the heat of the patrons go home we dont want you buzzed out young girls and men serving us. ive been in the food service business for 53 years and 3/4 of the servers i get while eating out i would fire, its no wonder you dont get tips. wake the fuck up and do your job or quit and let someone who needs a job have yours.

  10. Jai says – reply to this


    Re: adg100 – Actually, if you watch the story it was the restaurant manager and server that brought the mix-up to the mom's attention not the other way around.

  11. 11

    as a parent i have to say to, margarita mix looks nothing like apple juice, nor orange juice like sangria, this is the problem with people these days, especially americans because your legal system is flawed in a way that allows you to blame other people for stupid shit. Not that serving a child booze is stupid shit, but why not call out the PARENTS who obviously are not paying attention. Your gonna have a tough time navigating your way through life if you expect everyone else to dot your p's and q's for you

  12. 12

    talk about alarming, hysterical, shit stirring journalism. get a grip.

  13. 13

    Re: Geat real – LMFAO @ "stupid people happen". i love it………..
    Re: adg100 – that was my thoughts too…….this woman saw a meal ticket train and climbed aboard.

  14. 14

    I blame the parents since Margarita mix and Sangria do NOT look like orange juice. A server can make a mistake and bring something to the table, but if you ask for milk, orange juice or any other food/drink that is EASY to identify and something different is given - don't let your child drink/eat it until you check it out.

  15. 15

    So, which was it- margarita mix or sangria? They are two different things. Either way, you'd think that the mother would have noticed it.

  16. 16

    I was 7 months pregnant and ordered a virgin pina colada… ended up with one that had effin tequila in it. I was pissed. It was OBVIOUS i was pregnant…. not to mention iw as underage too, they didn't even card me either…

  17. 17

    Perez, first of all it's not a "trend" second of all, it's an ACCIDENT, I work in a restaurant and I've seen this happen before. Rye and seven and gingerale look alike. Just saying. If someone would actually harm a child like that, they need to be knocked out but I couldn't see someone doing that on purpose.

  18. 18

    You know, just as easily the parents could bring it in themselves and switch it out. It's very hard to confuse the two.

  19. dodo says – reply to this


    Just a failure by the mother to check what her child was drinking followed by an overreaction to capitalize on the situation by suing the restaurant. One glass of diluted alcohol is not critical. The child showed no symptoms of alcohol poisoning. Taking him to ER and having his body invaded by IVs ended up being far more dangerous to the child.

  20. 20

    Re: Jai – well, that's even worse. she didn't know what her own child was drinking, a manager needed to tell her. where does one hand out parent of the year awards?

  21. 21

    Oh no, here we go. My kiiiiiiiid! He'll be just fine. Back in the day the parents would have been laughing their asses off about this.

  22. 22

    First off, it's not a trend; she reported it because of the other incident.

    And it's not a scam; the articles say the manager came to her table to take back the cup before she knew what was happening. "We're eating our meals when the waiter came over and said there's been a mistake, I need to get you a new one and took the glass and kind of scurried away."

    And you can't blame her, because the sippy cups are opaque. Lawsuits are often greedy, but they're also a way to make sure big companies let this happen again.

  23. 7tizz says – reply to this


    It was a 'tropical sangria' which is a blend of white wine and juice so it would have been easy to mistake the two. The employee and manager should have kept their mouths shut and just waited to see if the mother had noticed. Now the resaurant will suffer business, employees will be laid off and the Olive Garden name is tarnished. Recent high school grads and college students depend on jobs there.

  24. 7tizz says – reply to this


    Re: adg100 – Wrong - the manager and employee went to the mom and notified her. Why she went to the hospital is beyond me - parents give teething babies brandy all the time to soothe them. She probably did it as an overreaction for a law suit later.

  25. 7tizz says – reply to this


    People, watch the video - they said it was 'tropical sangria' which (as they said) is a blend of white wine and juice - it could easily be confused. It's obvious the bartender confused the two containers.

  26. 26

    Re: ElskanMin – yea i thought that too. how were you not suspicious? but still, parents shouldnt have to worry about their babies being served alcohol.

  27. joka says – reply to this


    hm…seems like a plot to get attention. i smell balloon boy..

  28. dummy says – reply to this


    my kid was served red bull instead of apple juice one night. crazy. bouncing off the walls like a friggin wildman

  29. 29

    Personally, I think resturants should use prepackaged drinks/juice boxes and provide a cup if requested. I always bring my kids their drinks but I understand that that isn't always an option.

  30. 30

    The employees at restaurant chains often tend to make drinks or keep drinks for themselves in the children's cups because they are disposable and can be written on to indicate whose they are. These must be cases where they are putting alcohol in the cups for THEMSELVES and servers are accidentally taking them out. This isn't intentional, that doesn't even sound credible… The real issue is If the employees weren't drinking alcohol while at work this could have been a caffeine overdose instead of an alcoholic one for these children…

  31. VONiE says – reply to this


    Re: diamondheart – that was in Applebees where they gave a margarita instead of juice

  32. 32

    I am a server at Olive Garden….I'm pretty sure its standard across the board, but my olive garden has clear cups. Seems like someone else fishing for money

  33. 33

    It's NOT a trend Drama Queen. It's one of those mistakes that probably happens more than we realize and since the Applebees story made national news (why? i don't know.) There are more stories being brough to light. Hmm, how about the parents take some responsibility and TASTE what their children are being served before the child does? I mean your server is technically a stranger to you. Not to mention….I have NEVER seen Sangria that was the color of Orange Juice. The parents need to take responsibility. Do they not realize that they are basically telling the world they are a bad parent since they didn't taste the childs drink first? If you can't be 100% responsible for a child you SHOULD NOT have one. Was the child at the table alone ordering a drink by itself? No. You were sitting right there. Good lord.

  34. 34

    Oh calm down Perez, you hysterical ninny! Get a grip.

  35. 35

    Re: mattyvoyager
    Exactly. He's running around like an idiot "WHAT ABOUT THE CHILLLLDREN! WON'T SOMEONE THING OF THE CHILLLLDLRENNNNN!!" He's a putz.

  36. 36

    Actually, I'm fed up with parents who bring their kids to public places and then let them run amuck, bothering everyone. The parents sit there, get blottoed and think it's cute "oh look Dave, look how our little brat just spilled the soda on that table over there….oh, he is sooo cute." Meanwhile, the people at that table want to kick the kid and say "Ged outta here ya' little prick!" When the kid falls cuz the parents weren't watching, all of a sudden it's a crisis.

    Look, parents, you little demon off-spring is cute… to you!

  37. 37

    Re: Nanners82 – I love your avatar! Chunk was the best part of 'Goonies'!

  38. 38

    I'm sorry but how did the mother not notice the difference between sangira and orange juice. totally different colours :L

  39. 39

    You know what probably happened.
    The server didn't realize the alcohol mixes have alcohol in them. Probably ran out of the other stuff and didn't think it would hurt to give the kid the sugary mixture that they thought was alcohol free.

  40. 40

    I find it hard to believe that someone mistakes RED sangria for orange juice…. seems like in light of the applebees story- someone is just looking for a pay check!

  41. 7tizz says – reply to this


    Re: MsJules – Hey stupid - watch the video - they said 'TROPICAL SANGRIA' which they say is 'WHITE WINE AND JUICE'. My god - it's not brain surgery.

  42. 42

    Then DON"T go dining at that shit hole, #1
    and #2: Simply check ur fucking kids drink before you shove it into his mouth… fucking idiots.

  43. 43

    This is amazing news Perez! Out of millions and millions of restaurants and establishments in America this happened twice in one week! Holy shit.

  44. 44

    wouldn't she smell the alcohol? this seems so wierd.

  45. j.no says – reply to this


    that mother makes Forrest Gump seem like a genius. as a parent, i always check the damn drink. hell, i check my own drink.

  46. 46

    Umm, what the hell was the mother doing? Sangria is RED and orange juice is well…ORANGE!!! Duh! Was she not curious in the first place as to why her childs drink was the wrong color? Stupid ass.

  47. 7tizz says – reply to this



  48. 48

    I was served a lemonade at McDonald's once that had gin in it. I guess the guy at the drive through was a lush, eh?

  49. 49

    Well the toddler would have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for him starting with that "sailor-mouth" conversation at the dinner table… Brat!

  50. 50

    Some people might be making stuff up. either way it's horrible!

  51. 51

    its not that big of a deal! this lady needs to calm the fuck down and let it go.

  52. 52

    Re: diamondheart – You're an idiot! It says, "Earlier this week, we were appalled when we heard about a baby who was served margarita mix instead of APPLE JUICE at an Applebee's restaurant." They're comparing the story!

  53. 53


  54. 54

    if i were the mom id be pretty pissed.. but hiring an attorney? really? talk about trying to make a quick buck over something not even that bad. go to work lazy bitch. itd be one thing if your kid was damaged, but hes fine. everyones fine. the employee was fired. you got your tory out there to warn others. why do you need to sue? the american dream?

  55. 55


  56. @v@ says – reply to this


    The parents are the first line of defense, and they have the primary responsibility to taste and see that the child's drink is what was ordered when eating out. Random, busy and even well meaning strangers are capable of error. Responsibility is FIRSTLY the parents, who need to wake up and accept that responsibility that servers can and do make mistakes. Man up for your child.

  57. 57

    Re: ElskanMin – it was citrus sangria which is orange

  58. Slm says – reply to this


    Any time there is a bar in a restaurant, this could potentially happen. When my son orders a child's juice or milk, our sodas will come first then his drink because they always have to get it from the bar. Restaurants should consider having the juice and milk at the bar and at another location away from the bar needs.

  59. 59

    Re: Canukgrl – I have to agree with you 1000%. Why would you let your child eat/drink something that you haven't tried first. They don't know if something is spoiled or not. What is wrong with ppl nowadays? I just don't get it.

  60. 60

    Re: 7tizz – you're a moron. Seriously.

  61. 61

    2 incidents does not equal a 'trend'.

  62. 62

    Re: Roachies – Yes, but i can understand the applebees one, because they put the liquid in a cup that is not seethrough. You would have to literally open the lid to see whats in there and honestly, most people would assume places wouldnt give their kids alcohol. But this Olive Garden one is suspicious because they have sangria in specific bottles and I find it hard to believe that someone could mix it up.
    Re: buggadaboo – Arent you suppose to trust the place you get food from? If you have such a problem worrying about what your kids eat, sit at home and make YOUR OWN damn meal.
    People are quick to criticize the restaurant but how many of you actually take your kids cup and test it first? I seriously doubt half the people that critcized this mom, actually do.

  63. 63

    McDonalds? geez for someone who has mcdonal's grease pumped directly into your veins, i'm amazed you'd seem to think mcdonald's serves alcohol

    btw did this chick also find a finger in her chili