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Another toddler served alcohol at restaurant

ORLANDO — A 2-year-old boy was accidentally served sangria instead of orange juice at a Lakeland Olive Garden last month, prompting Orlando-based Darden Restaurants to caution its employees to be more careful with alcoholic drinks.

Earlier this week, a toddler was mistakenly given a small amount of alcohol at a Detroit-area Applebee’s restaurant — because a mixed drink was mislabeled as apple juice. Get the full story »

Gulf oyster shortage hits Red Lobster’s menu

The Gulf oil spill is forcing the removal of oysters from Red Lobster’s menu.

A Franklin, La., processing plant that provided Darden Restaurants with oysters for its Red Lobster chain shut down last week because it was unable to maintain its supply. AmeriPure Processing Co.’s co-owner and founder said the closure could last through October. Get the full story »