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    Operation Swill

    I for one will be interested in the brand identification technology used by the undercover officers in this sting operation. Tomorrow's press conference should be interesting to say the least.

    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/201...orities_r.html
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    Re: Operation Swill

    This has been going on for decades in places like TGI Fridays, Bennigans, etc.

    Why just now is it becoming a big sting operation?
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    Re: Operation Swill

    Quote Originally Posted by Alden View Post
    Why just now is it becoming a big sting operation?
    My guess is some clown pulled this stunt at a cop bar in NJ. Burn a detective and suffer the consequences.
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    Operation Swill

    Mark Browns daily industry report had articles about counterfeit booze. With claims that 8% of booze sold worldwide was not genuine. The articles were geared more towards outright fakes and suggested laser etching as the only real solution.

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    Re: Operation Swill

    Just think, if they had filled most of those bottles with Evan Williams Black label they might not have been caught.

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    Re: Operation Swill

    If the clientele doesn't notice, does it matter? Yeah, from an ethical standpoint, it does. Still, with the drinks that most are ordering at Applebee's and TGI Friday's, I can't imagine it made any difference.
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    Re: Operation Swill

    Oh man, I am pissed now that I found out TGI Fridays's was probably swapping out the high-end booze in my mudslides!

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    Re: Operation Swill

    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    Oh man, I am pissed now that I found out TGI Fridays's was probably swapping out the high-end booze in my mudslides!
    Good one.

    This looks very troubling for TGI Friday's, in that there are so many of their restaurants involved. It would indicate that the practice goes beyond a rogue restaurant manager, and would seem to suggest that people up the corporate chain knew of it, and probably encouraged it.
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    Re: Operation Swill

    If one manager's profit margins are up the others will do what it takes to stay even.

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    Re: Operation Swill

    The simplest solution is to make all whiskey premium. See......problem solved.
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