Tennessee Applebee’s served alcoholic root beer to three kids

0311 ROOT BEERJohnson City, Tenn. — Scottie Barnett says he took his three children, ages 9, 10 and 11, to an Applebee’s in Johnson City, Tennessee. The children ordered root beer to drink, and Barnett said all three were given bottles labeled “Not Your Father’s Root Beer”.

Barnett looked at the bottles, and saw the drink contained about six percent alcohol.

Barnett said, “I immediately told my kids to stop drinking the alcoholic beverage and brought it to her attention, and she said ‘No, no, it’s root beer.’ I said, ‘No it’s not.’ So she grabs one of the bottles and she goes to the back with the bottle.”

Barnett said his 9-year-old complained of stomach pains and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He’s expected to be okay.

An Applebee’s spokesman says the server who provided the drinks has been suspended. In addition, workers at the restaurant will be completely re-trained.

Police were called to the scene, but no charges were filed. Authorities say no crime was committed

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