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Women sue TGI Friday franchise on cheap liquor claims

maya magic cocktailUSA TODAY – TRENTON, N.J. — Two women are throwing their drinks in the face of a TGI Friday’s franchise accused of pouring cheaper liquor into premium bottles.

Kristie Pasieka and Nicole E. Ruglio, both of Cream Ridge, N.J., filed a class-action lawsuit against Livingston, N.J.-based Briad Restaurant Group, franchisee of 13 TGI Friday’s restaurants caught up in the allegations from a yearlong series of sweeps the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control made that officials dubbed Operation Swill.

Briad operates 16 TGI Friday’s locations in New Jersey.

Pasieka ordered a Grey Goose vodka drink in March at the TGI Friday’s in Hamilton, N.J., but it didn’t taste like her regular drink, said Stephen P. DeNittis, a Marlton, N.J., lawyer.

“She just thought … maybe they didn’t make it right,” he said.

Read more at USA Today.


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