Chili’s Grill & Bar
* Chili’s Grill & Bar.
Jeff Eats just read the below “story” on aol.com.
I’m thinking that a fair monetary “settlement” by Chili’s to each of the customers involved should be $100,000…and that-the waiter should receive a 90 day jail term!
I’ll bet you anything, that if the above “settlement” and “jail sentence” were standard practice- there would be far less spitting going on in America’s restaurants!
DNA proves Chili’s waiter spit in customer’s drink
Some of us have suspected a surly waiter spit in our food, now a New York State couple used DNA evidence to prove it. A Syracuse-area couple was not going to stop until they brought a rude waiter to justice. The couple says their waiter, then 24-year-old Gregory Lamica, was visibly annoyed and frustrated one busy night in the restaurant, but it seems the last straw was when they asked for drink refills to go.
When they went to put the cups in their car’s cupholders, the couple says, one of the lids popped off and revealed something gross. The couple told their local news paper in Syracuse: “It wasn’t regular spit either. It was a loogie.” What’s worse is they said they brought the drink with the loogie back to the managers at Chili’s and all he did was issue a refund. So they called the State Troopers to investigate and sure enough the test came back positive for his DNA in the customer’s cup.
The couple plans to sue Lamica and the restaurant for psychological trauma.
If this happened to me, I would let a jury hear and decide the case. I think that $100,000 is too light a settlement. if I was on the jury I would really stick it to Chili’s.
The manager involved should be fired.
You had this crap chain called just right years ago.
Chili’s Grill & Bar (Miami)
Posted on August 26th, 2008 · American Miami · 
Chili’s Grill & Bar, 401 Biscayne Boulevard (Bayside Marketplace) Miami, Florida 33132 (305) 373-0601.
This review is not an indictment of the Chili’s Grill & Bar chain… For those of you not familar with Chili’s…Chili’s is a national chain of American-style eateries which is owned and operated by publicly traded Brinker International. Over the years, I have always found Chili’s with its enormous appetizer-salad-sandwich-burger-entree menu to be a well run…fairly priced joint, with decent food and service.
UNTIL… I tried the Chili’s Grill & Bar located at the Bayside Marketplace in Miami, Florida. Dirty (no make that filthy)…Incompetent help (from the receptionists to the waiters/waitresses)…You would be absolutely amazed at how simple burgers and other dishes were “mangled.”
Pissed off workers will spit in your food at 5 STAR restaurants.
I’d put the waiter in jail for 5 years.
I guarantee with that kind of penalty, very few waiters are going to be spitting.
As for the business, fines of $100,000 work for me.