How much liability does an establishment known as the "Home of Throwed Rolls" have when the bread starts flying and things allegedly go wrong? That may be for a jury to decide after a woman filed suit against Missouri-based restaurant chain Lambert's Cafe on Tuesday, claiming one of the restaurant's signature "throwed rolls" left her with permanent eye damage. According to FOX 4, Lambert's Cafe's gimmick is that its servers throw dinner rolls across the room to diners. A lawyer for Troy Tucker claims she was hit in the face with one of those rolls while visiting the restaurant with her Bible group in September 2014, KFVS reports.
According to FOX 4, Tucker is seeking $25,000 to cover medical bills and legal fees. She claims the roll lacerated her cornea and left her with impaired vision. While the lawsuit states the restaurant should have known the roll-throwing exposed diners to danger, the River Front Times questions how solid Tucker's case is, and points to this: In June, the Kansas City Royals were found not at fault after a fan was hit in the face by a hot dog thrown by the team mascot. The jury found the man "assumed some personal responsibility" by entering the stadium. The GM of Lambert's Cafe tells KFVS this isn't the first time a customer has wanted a payout after being hit with one of the signature rolls, and the restaurant has paid medical expenses via its insurance in the past. (Read more lawsuit stories.)