Posted in music | venues on May 23, 2013

TGI Fridays, you give bars a bad name, a bad name...

TGI Fridays

"State authorities this morning raided 29 bars and restaurants across New Jersey on suspicion that they have been re-filling empty bottles of their most expensive liquors with cheaper alcohol.

Dubbed "Operation Swill," the year-long investigation found the establishments fooled customers so they could charge higher prices and bolster their profits, according to a statement released by the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control." [NJ.COM]

Check out the list of busted places below...

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The establishments targeted were:

Applebee's, Kearny
Bell's Tavern, Lambertville
Blackthorn Restaurant, Parsippany
The Brick House, Wyckoff
Brunswick Grove, East Brunswick
Café 34, Matawan
Cucina Calandara, Fairfield
Graziano's Ristorante, Chesilhurst
Italian Affair, Glassboro
Murray's, Dover
Railroad Café, East Rutherford
Ruby Tuesday, Bridgewater
Sona Thirteen, Morristown
Sunset Tavern, Burlington
TGI Fridays, Clifton
TGI Fridays, East Hanover
TGI Fridays, East Windsor
TGI Fridays, Freehold
TGI Fridays, Hamilton
TGI Fridays, Hazlet
TGI Fridays, Linden
TGI Fridays, Marlboro
TGI Fridays, North Brunswick
TGI Fridays, Old Bridge
TGI Fridays, Piscataway
TGI Fridays, Springfield
TGI Fridays, West Orange
Villari's Lakeside, Gloucester Township
Yesterday's Marmora

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Comments (30)

And this impacts me how?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 6:57 PM

Thanks BV, I'll make sure to only go to Chili's when I'm in NJ from now on.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 7:03 PM

Looks like it's company policy at TGI Fridays!

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 7:05 PM

At least the food is good...

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 7:09 PM

Yeah they replace the bottles with cum piss jizz cunt juice

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 7:28 PM

Anyone convicted of booze fraud should be stoned to death.......I mean beaten to death!

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 7:58 PM

Apparently that band playing at my local TGIF last Friday wasn't actually U2, but a knock off impersonator version.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 8:09 PM

You mean ass cum jizz twat pussy hummus hipster cock breath anal rim dirty sanchez cleveland steamer upper decker smegma pee pee ca ca doo doo vodka?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 9:34 PM

Though bar is a good place to relax yourself but some times bad habits are formed here. So it depends on yourself as for the name of a bar it makes no sense just a name.

Posted by grace | May 23, 2013 9:45 PM

The alcohol in the bar really tastes good!!!!the man in the picture is a little bit ugly ^-^

Posted by bearings | May 23, 2013 9:49 PM

awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 9:57 PM

Is the hummus top shelf?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 10:07 PM

Surprised that TGI Fridays would be so widespread on the list. I'd think mega-corporate chains would be least likely to pull this due to parent company inspections, etc.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 10:21 PM

yeah, cause mega-corporate chains never try to rip anyone off.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 10:42 PM

who would hang out and slug shots at a Fridays? Is this Cocktail?

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 11:12 PM

the executives and managers should all be forced to drink it all at once, until it's all gone. that will teach them not to play around like that. Then, after they're done vomiting out their last bile, everyone passes their puke bucket to the scumbag on their left, then everyone has to drink all that until it's all gone. Repeat until no more bait and switch is performed in America.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 11:21 PM

WTF does this have to do with music? Especially when none of these chain restaurants have any?

Slow news day for BV I guess, LOL.

Posted by D | May 23, 2013 11:41 PM

touring bands know that they can find their favorite vegan dishes, prepared with the consistency only big corporate chains can provide, wherever there is a retail outlet, anywhere in america. They can't do that in Soviet Russia, comrade.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 11:48 PM

Kiss her where it smells...take her to New Jersey.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2013 5:11 AM

Just when I was in the mood for a Blooming Onion.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2013 8:49 AM

Outback isn't on the list. And a Blooming Onion isn't made from booze.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2013 9:33 AM

I want to Fart in a smug Lamesters Mouth 2DaY. HooRay. All Day. Yay!


I want to steal your college degree and parents money and pee on your couches.

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Today is Friday, that's why this story is SO Relevant. You POOP BRAINS from dumb dumb ButtFuckBumble Duck.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2013 12:17 PM

Yes, because when I want to drink top-shelf scotch, my favorite place to go is a corporate chain family restaurant.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2013 12:40 PM

i waitered at an expensive restaurant in manhattan and they did this. tons of bars probably do this as well.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2013 1:20 PM

This is extremely common place at chains and small businesses. Why order a decent drink when you know you'll get watered down rotgut?

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2013 4:07 PM

This is why I have a collection of hip flasks. The liquor store would have to be the one to pull a switcheroo. What is the restaurant going to do? Replace my coke with pepsi? I can tell, even when there's a whole two fingers of vodka added to it under the table when nobody's looking at me.
For revenge, I hope everyone uses all the toilet paper in the restrooms.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2013 11:47 PM

I'm filing a case for refunds. Anyone who bought booze on this list please call my cell: 800-279-6996, 201-926-9200 or email josephsantoli@aol.com. No joke any class reps could get $15k kick with no effort. Jos. Santoli, Esq.

Posted by Jos. Santoli, Esq | May 29, 2013 2:05 PM

a lawyer with an aol.com email address seems likely and formidable to boot!

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