TGI Friday’s fined $500,000 for passing off cheap liquor as good stuff

on 31/07/13 at 10:09 am

Booze News
indexThe owners of eight T.G.I. Friday’s restaurants around New Jersey have agreed to pay $500,000 to settle claims the outlets duped customers by selling cheap liquor and even non-spirits while claiming it was premium liquor.
The Briad Group, a franchisee based in Livingston, agreed not to contest the charges and will pay $400,000 for the violations and $100,000 for investigative costs accrued by the state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).
“Briad’s restaurants were scamming customers by serving them a cheap substitute for what they ordered,” said Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman.