Applebee's Serves Margarita to 2 Year Old

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    Jun 16, 7:06 AM EDT

    Toddler served margarita in a sippy cup


    ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) -- Kim Mayorga was confused when her 2-year-old started making funny faces and pushing away the apple juice he had ordered at Applebee's. The explanation came when she opened the lid of the sippy cup and was hit by the smell of tequila and Triple Sec.

    The restaurant staff accidentally gave Julian Mayorga a margarita Monday. He grew drowsy and started vomiting a few hours later and was rushed to the hospital.

    "I wasn't going to make a big deal about it," the mother told the Contra Costa Times on Thursday, "but then he got sick."

    The apple juice and margarita mix were stored in identical plastic bottles, and the manager mistakenly grabbed the margarita container to pour the boy's drink, said Randy Tei, vice president for Apple Bay East Inc., which owns the franchise restaurant and nine other Applebee's in the San Francisco Bay area.

    The Mayorgas will be reimbursed for their medical bills, and Tei said the franchise group's restaurants will no longer serve apple juice and margaritas in similar containers.

    "We absolutely believe it was an honest mistake," Tei said.

    The serving appeared to have been accidental, Antioch police Lt. Pat Welch said. Mayorga said her son is now doing fine.

    She said the company has been very apologetic and offered free meals, but she added, "If they think I'm going back there, they're ridiculous."
     
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    I live in Antioch!
     
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    Did they salt the spout?


    On purpose? LOL
     
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    Of course on purpose. But not because of this.
     
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    haha, they were just trying to raise a cool kid. :rofl:


     

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