Parents Sue Applebee’s For Serving Toddler Alcohol

Parents Sue Applebee's For Serving Toddler AlcoholA Michigan couple has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the parent company of restaurant chain Applebee's over an incident in which their child was allegedly served a margarita instead of apple juice.

Taylor Dill-Reese and Dominic Wilson say that they and their 15-month-old toddler were eating at an Applebee's in Madison Heights and ordered a child's meal for their son that was supposed to come with apple juice, according to Reuters. Instead, the drink was margarita mix and alcohol, the suit says, and the child soon began to act drunk, prompting his parents to take him to the hospital. There, it was allegedly revealed he has a blood alcohol content of 0.10.

The couple's personal injury attorney told the news source that this is not the first time a child was accidentally served alcohol at an Applebee's.

"This is an occasion that came really close to being tragic if the child had ingested a little more alcohol. Fortunately they caught it, when the child was acting drunk and the father tasted it and realized it wasn't apple juice," he explained.

According to NBC Miami, a Florida mother is considering filing a personal injury lawsuit against another restaurant chain over a similar incident. Jill VanHeest says her 2-year-old was served sangria instead of orange juice at a Lakeland Olive Garden.