Olive Garden Serves 10 Year Old Rum By Accident
You might want to double-check that “kiddie cocktail”; A 10-year old Indianapolis boy was hospitalized over the weekend after being served rum in his drink at an Olive Garden.
According to police, the boy had ordered a non-alcoholic wildberry frullato daiquiri for children but the waitress mistakenly brought back a drink that had rum in it. The child drank about 2 ounces of the 4 ounce drink before the waitress realized her mistake.
The waitress noticed her error and told her supervisor.
The waitress told management about the error and the restaurant’s manager then told the parents. The manager reportedly said the child would be fine but the parents took the boy to the hospital just to be sure.
Tests revealed the boy did have alcohol in his system, but that it equaled less than 1 percent. Officers said the child appeared to be fine, though he was a little shaken up.
Police aren’t charging the waitress with a crime, but she did lose her job.
We have a zero tolerance policy for any violation of our responsible alcohol service policy, and the employee who served the wrong drink has been terminated. We are thankful that the child is OK and we will continue to work with the family to resolve this issue.”
This recent incident comes after another Olive Garden-mix-up with alcohol and children last year.
The mix-up came roughly a year after a mom said her toddler got a little tipsy after being served sangria at an Olive Garden southeast of Orlando, Fla.