Oregon Restaurant Sued Over Mashed Potatoes

February 20, 2014

A man who says he broke two teeth when he bit into some mashed potatoes is suing at Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Portland, Ore.

Roger Branstetter says there were bits of broken porcelain in the food in February 2012 when he cracked two molars, and he says a manager admitted that bits of a broken plate had fallen into the potatoes.

Branstetter is suing the restaurant for $48,000 in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

A managing partner of the Evergreen Restaurant Group that owns the franchise, Jason Bender, told The Oregonian he couldn’t speak in detail about the case, but hadn’t heard of any other customers with a similar complaint. He says safety is very important to the restaurant.

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  • February 24, 2014 at 1:31 pm
    copperpipes says:
    Well, I'm sure that by the time the lawyers get their share of the money, the Claiment will only wind up getting about half.
  • February 20, 2014 at 6:17 pm
    Old Ins UW says:
    Oh, CRIKEY !!
  • February 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm
    WyomingAgent says:
    Wonder where this would have gone if the manager had not admitted to pieces of plate falling into the potatoes. The article did state that no other customers had an issue wit... read more
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