New Jersey T.G.I. Friday's invents the top-shelf well drink...vol. how's that shot of rubbing alcoho

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  1. jjs07

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    Rest of Article in Link

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    There is no doubt that this goes on just about everywhere.
     
  2. rell826

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    The women that initially reported this to the state have to be regular drinkers to know that something was up.

    You wouldn't expect a franchise like Friday's to do it, but with a cheap owner, its not out of the realm as we just saw. This happens at a lot of places too, they just got caught.
     
  3. eiddyfouw

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    I'm quite sure I could taste the difference between vodka and rubbing alcohol, even more so with whiskey.

    But I'm gonna assume they were masking it with cola or soda.

    That's why I pretty much only mix with lime cordial
     
  4. jjs07

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    I mean, someone had to give the green-light to do this. I couldn't see a bartender going ahead and doing this w/o one of their superiors telling them to do so.

    This is the part that was the most disgusting:

    1. That's gross

    2. You can tell when a drink is watered down....

    3. You can also tell when a drink doesn't taste right....

    That's messed up on a number of levels. I really wished they would have named the restaurant.

    *Some liquors I can tell the difference in taste, but unless you have a palate for this, I'm not sure how you can detect this scam w/o the use of the authenticator.
     
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  5. beh235

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    That's crazy. How can you not distinguish dirty water though? Did they serve that to a regular that was already so gone they couldn't tell the difference?
     
  6. brettnussb

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    Wonder if this will turn into a larger national scandal.
     
  7. jjs07

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    ABC just has to keep sending in investigators at random to combat this. If you're paying for a top-shelf drink, you better get your money's worth.
     
  8. rell826

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    Those weren't the only drinks being manipulated. As JJs said, you have to have a palate for this i.e. a regular drinker to even notice the difference. Its similar to pouring inferior vodka in a Grey Goose bottle and serving it a party. No one will notice it unless they drink habitually.

    And they most definitely did get a green light to do this. A cheap franchise owner that didn't want to come off of his/her profits to buy liquor gave them the ok.
     
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  9. macbk

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    Don't most clubs/bars water down all of their behind-the-bar stock?
     
  10. royal assassin

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    ugh man, dirty water doe?!  that's gross [​IMG]  cot damn, everyone outchea scammin.  
     
  11. jehul

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    Yeah that's why I never understood why people ordered topshelf liq for a mixed drink
     
  12. captnaj phd

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    That's just ******* greedy. You're already making what, $5 a shot on a $30 bottle containing 25 of them? **** outta here...whoever did/approved/abided that **** deserves to be shut down and locked up.
     
  13. beh235

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    On a second thought. you gotta have some sort of effect from drinking dirty water.
     
  14. sooperhooper

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    Not the same, but I remember seeing the bartender at olive garden mix orange juice half and half with water to stretch it out. Imo that's grimy, esp considering how much they charge for a glass. With no refill. The restaurant business can be mad shady.
     
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  15. naija nitemare

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    It might have been orange juice concentrate. I'm a bartender and I know for a fact we don't pull any tricks to stretch our liquor...
     
  16. thejrob

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    No bartender would be doing this alone, wouldn't benefit them in any way considering they don't buy the alcohol stock.

    Cheap owners did this and it pretty much happens in any business unfortunately. Just like alcohol takes a certain palette to catch this, most professions can manipulate their product to "water it down" a little. Think of all the specialized services you pay for essentially admitting up front you lack understanding of the issue...

    Doesn't make this any less pathetic, but so is life. When money is involved deal with honest people as much as possible, only way to avoid this.
     
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  17. Mark Antony

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    Oh damn, top shelf scotch price isn't low either. That's wild.
     
  18. mr dragonfly jones

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    believe the TGI in my area(Burlington) is one of em that does this..wild
     
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  19. sonoftony

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    None around my way where I use to live. They wouldn't do such a thing.
     
  20. executive76

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    Billionaire William Koch won a case a few months ago over $100,000 worth of counterfeit wine he was sold in 2005.