The Home Run Inn Pizza Restaurant in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood was the location where 13 children had to be taken to hospitals on Tuesday after a waitress served the kids alcohol by mistake. Ten of the children were hospitalized. Though it has not been reported as to which tests were administered to the children at the hospital to make an analysis of the situation, it is being claimed that no trace of alcohol has been found in the 13 children, according to a Chicago Tribune report on Wednesday.
The incident occurred at approximately 9:40 on Tuesday night. Authorities have asserted that there will be no formal investigation of the incident because it was an accident and because the waitress admitted to the error.
In a statement, Daniel Costello - the President of the Home Run Inn Restaurant Group which is based in suburban Woodridge – the firm is currently working with staff to conduct an internal investigation to discern the facts of what occurred. In other words, the restaurant’s upper management is going to try to figure out how such a thing could happen.
The incident happened at a birthday party celebration. The children were supposed to have received a fruit punch drink. One of the parents, whose child stayed home from kindergarten on Wednesday because he still didn’t feel well, said that she doesn’t know what was in the cups the children were served – but she said it smelled like some sort of alcohol. The parent said she had been talking to the waitress before the incident occurred, and the waitress told her that she was new on the job.
The report states that it is unsure if any of the parents have filed police reports over the occurrence.