The parents of an Oak Park, Michigan toddler who was accidentally served a margarita in a sippy cup instead of apple juice, have sued Applebee's, according to Detroit News.
"The reason this has drawn so much attention is because not only is it so bizarre, but it came close to being something very, very serious, and a lot of people wonder if it could have happened to their child," said William Stern, the attorney who filed the suit on behalf of parents Taylor Dill-Reese and Dominic Wilson and their 15-month-old son, Dominic Wilson, Jr.
Stern said that Dominic experienced nausea, and after his father took a test sip from the cup and realized it wasn't juice, the 15-month-old was examined by emergency medical technicians. Mike Archer, President of Lenexa, Kan.-based Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, acknowledged the severity of the mistake in a statement:
"We want to express how thankful we are that the child involved in the incident at our restaurant ... was not seriously injured as a result of accidentally receiving the wrong beverage," he said. "We also want to apologize to his parents, for the stress and worry this caused them. Although our efforts to speak with the child's parents have been unsuccessful, we extend our personal apologies."
"There have been at least three other incidents involving children receiving alcoholic drinks by mistake instead of juice since 2006," according to Detroit News.
To keep you child safe, be sure to take a sip of beverages served to your tots in restaurants.