While waiting to be seated, a server approached the Kerwin family and offered them small, free samples of a slushy drink. One woman asked if the drink contained alcohol and was told no. The entire family— including children aged 4, 13 and 15— tried the samples. Because they were slushy drinks, the children took a couple.
The manager apologized for the mistake, gave them their meal for free and bizarrely even offered to make a donation to the family's church.
"Our server failed to inform the adults in the Kerwin family that the drink contained alcohol. A member of the family then gave the sample to two of their children. Regardless, we should have informed the adults that the samples contained alcohol," the company said in a statement.
The server was later fired and the family does not plan to pursue legal action.