News Applebee's Customer Finds Bloody Fingertip In Salad

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    California woman finds bloody fingertip in her salad at Applebee's
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    A California woman has filed a claim Thursday saying she found a bloody fingertip in a salad at a local Applebee’s restaurant.

    Cathleen Martin, of Atascadero, told The Tribune in San Luis Obispo she was with her husband and child at the restaurant in Paso Robles in December and everyone ate from her Chinese chicken salad. Martin is also pregnant with another baby.

    “It was so gross,” Martin said in a news release sent by her attorney Eric Traut’s law firm. “I’m on pins and needles worrying about what my family might have been exposed to.”

    Traut of Santa Ana said the manager confirmed the fingertip belonged to a cook.

    A letter from Applebee’s said the restaurant can’t force the cook to undergo tests, but a spokesman said the cook has volunteered to undergo screening.

    Alan Knapp, the area director of Applebee’s in California, said in a statement the business regretted that the Martin family had an “unacceptable” incident at one of its restaurants.

    “We take matters involving the health and safety of our guests and team members seriously,” the statement reads. “Accordingly, we immediately investigated and determined that an accident did occur in our kitchen. We discussed the matter with the Martins while still at our restaurant, shared our sincere apologies, and have continued to speak with Mrs. Martin in an effort to address her concerns.

    “Additionally, the team member involved volunteered to undergo screening in an effort to provide the peace of mind Mrs. Martin seeks. Further, we are retraining our team members on our safety protocols and will take any necessary actions to prevent anything like this from occurring again,” Knapp added.

    Martin is seeking unspecified damages, medical expenses and lost income.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.
     
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    Fine food!
    Always within 5 minutes from any exit ramp off any interstate or turnpike in America.
     
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    Would it have suited her fancy-pants tastes if it had been a toe instead?
     
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    Emotional trauma lawsuit coming in 3...2...1.
     
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    I was probably one of those canned fingers. Not even fresh.
     
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    I'm surprised to hear that there are knives in the kitchen--I thought they microwaved all their food.
     
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    They should have left it as a TIP...


    Get it? ... get it?

    I laughed
     
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    I am not a food snob and I have eaten there quite a few times the past few years. Honestly, I cant defend them. Mediocre food for the price. Portions are always averaged sized or small. I can go to a nice Italian restaurant and pay the same amount as Applebees or a little more and get a lot more food portions. I mean you can get like 2 chicken breasts. and 2 sides and its like 14 bucks and the sides are small portion sized and the chicken is also small. Rip off city. Applebees, TGI Fridays, Chil's, etc all these family style chains are the same. Avoid them unless you are going with young children.
     
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    "um, Eduardo just cut off the tip of his finger chopping lettuce"

    "Well, get him stitched up, but don't look for it or throw out the lettuce."
     
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    Good luck.
    Those kind of suits usually don't work well.

    What are her monetary damages?
    How was Applebees negligent?

    Only a hard up attorney would take that on contingency.
     
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    Applebee's is so tragic.
     
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    Did they charge extra for that ?
     
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    Idiots think if they find a bug in their Fritos it's like winning the lottery.

    Nope.

    Maybe they will send a half off coupon.
     
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    It's Applebee's we're not talking 5 star cuisine here people.
     
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    This. This seems ridiculous. There's no way they would still serve a bloody salad right??