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Cops raid TGI Fridays, Applebee’s, Ruby Tuesday & other NJ bars for selling cheap alcohol as ‘top shelf’

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…

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
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