TGI Friday's Fined $500K for Cheating Its Customers
New Jersey restaurants gave patrons cheap booze, not top shelf
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2013 4:47 PM CDT

(Newser) – TGI Friday's got hit with a double-whammy today: Not only does it have to pay the state of New Jersey a $500,000 fine, but it gets all kinds of awful publicity for blatantly ripping off its customers. Eight stores in the state settled charges that they served patrons cheap booze instead of the premium stuff they had ordered, reports The charges stem from a sting in May that nabbed a total of 29 restaurants, 13 of them being TGI Friday's locations. (One unnamed site sold a mixture of rubbing alcohol and caramel as scotch.) The remaining cases are still under investigation, reports AP.

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Aug 2, 2013 2:48 AM CDT
I have found that all of the food at TGI Friday's tastes as if it were chiselled out of a block of salt.
Aug 1, 2013 9:02 AM CDT
Ordering premium liquor at a restaurant chain is like ordering lobster at Long John Silver's. Swill that crap down with bottled beer. Save your drinking for a real bar.
Aug 1, 2013 8:25 AM CDT
Yet another reason to skip New Jersey...and head right to Florida, where they really have fvcking things up down to a science!