East Brunswick Man Sues TGI Fridays for Serving Cheap Booze

Ross Weinberg has filed a class action suit against restaurant chain accused of switching alcohol.

By Mike Pignataro

An East Brunswick man has filed a lawsuit against a chain of TGI Fridays restaurants that were raided in May for allegedly substituting cheap imitations for top-shelf liquor.

Ross Weinberg of East Brunswick joined Scotch Plains resident Todd Tarczynski in filing suit.

Tarczynski said he can't be sure he was duped, according to MyCentralJersey.com, but said he sent back drinks he felt were too weak at the TGI Fridays in Springfield and Old Bridge—two of the 29 locations charged in "Operation Swill."

The Briad Restaurant Group, based in Livingston, owns 13 of the implicated restaurants and agreed to a $500,000 fine and will not contest the accusations.

But Tarczynski said the penalty needs to be more severe.

"For them to misplace the trust in the consumer is priceless," he told MyCentralJersey.com.
EB Resident November 30, 2013 at 08:21 AM
I remember this story from when it was first reported. I have wondered what the ultimate resolution was. I think that at least one local place was mentioned, the Brunswick Grove. No mention since then as to what the resolution was for the Grove.


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