Boy with heart defect served alcoholic root beer at restaurant, parents say

Parents in Nevada are looking answers after they say their son was served an alcoholic drink at a T.G.I. Friday's restaurant.

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Eight-year-old Tyler Schwab loves root beer, but the one his server gave him at the Nevada restaurant tasted different.

"What do you call that? Throw up root beer? Cause that's what it tastes like," Tyler told KTNV.

That's when his mom's fiance started taking a closer look at the bottle's label and noticed it was an alcoholic root beer.

"He was really freaked out," said mom Adriana Schwab. "He asked me, am I going to die?"

Tyler has a heart defect and is on ADD medication, KTNV reported.

The server and manager came over and apologized, but Schwab isn't satisfied.

"They were apologetic but not as apologetic as they should have been for the circumstance it was," Schwab told KTNV.

T.G.I. Friday's released a statement about the mix-up:

"We are aware of an incident at our Orleans restaurant where a server accidentally served an adult root beer beverage to a minor. It was an honest mistake. We immediately addressed the situation with the guest directly and to the guests' satisfaction. We are currently retraining staff on all operational procedures and responsible alcohol service standards to prevent a recurrence. The safety of our guests and team members is the utmost importance and our top priority."

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