Think your morning is rough?
Be thankful you don’t work in Applebee’s PR department.
The restaurant chain is dealing with a crisis in which one of its Detroit area restaurants allegedly served tequila to a 15-month-old on Friday.
The tequila was apparently mixed with apple juice and served in the child’s sippy cup. The parents discovered the drink after the child began acting “strangely,” WDIV
in Detroit reported.
The child was taken to the hospital, where doctors said he had a blood-alcohol level of .10—too high to drive legally in most states.
The manager reportedly apologized to the mother, while Applebee’s corporate office emailed this statement to a reporter at WDIV in Detroit:
“Obviously any situation like this is unacceptable and we take it very seriously. We are working with local authorities and conduction [sic] our own investigation so we can assess exactly what happened.”
Twitter is abuzz with tweets
about the incident. The company’s official Twitter account
has responded, tweeting this message (or some form of it):
“Obviously any situation like this is unacceptable. Working w/ local authorities & conducting own investigation. Thanks.”
People are also posting to Applebee's Facebook wall
, warning families to be careful
when they bring their children to the restaurant.