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New Jersey Bars Secretly Switched Well Liquor for Top Shelf

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What?  And there’s probably a bar on this list that you have been to…

According to 6 ABC in Philadelphia, 29 bars are listed in what’s being called, “Operation Swill.” The New Jersey attorney general’s office said that the bars and restaurants swapped out top-shelf liquor for well brands.

According to 6 ABC,

“Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, with the assistance of the Division of Criminal Justice, seized inventory and served demands for records from the 29 bars and restaurants during a year-long investigation.

Investigators said the establishments would fill premium brand bottles with non-premium brands to “fool the customer and increase their profits.”

The article also mentioned that the information was gathered from customers, secret informants and special technology to test samples of the liquor.

The bars named in the investigation are: (What’s up with TGI Friday’s???)

Railroad Café, East Rutherford;
The Brick House, Wycoff;
Sunset Tavern, Burlington;
Graziano’s Ristorante, Chesilhurst;
Villari’s Lakeside, Gloucester Township;
Yesterdays, Marmora;
TGI Fridays, West Orange;
Italian Affair, Glassboro;
Bells Tavern, Lambertville;
TGI Fridays, East Windsor;
Brunswick Grove, East Brunswick;
TGI Fridays, Old Bridge;
TGI Fridays, North Brunswick;
TGI Fridays, Piscataway;
TGI Fridays, Freehold;
TGI Fridays, Marlboro;
TGI Fridays, Hazlet;
Murray’s, Dover;
TGI Fridays, East Hanover;
Sona Thirteen, Morristown;
Blackthorn Restaurant, Parsippany;
Ruby Tuesday, Bridgewater;
TGI Fridays, Linden;
Café 34, Matawan;
Applebee’s, Kearny;
Cucina Calandara, Fairfield;
TGI Fridays, Woodridge;
TGI Fridays, Springfield;
TGI Fridays, Clifton.

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