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Chili's serves Finger CONDOM to Toddler

Posted Tue August 16, 2011 3:45 pm, by Kenneth N. written to Chili's

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My wife and I and our twin Toddlers were dining at the Chili's Bar and Grill at 1066 W Mercury Blvd Hampton VA 23666, on July 15, 2011. Along with 2 other adults. My Son Isaac whose 25 months old was eating a order of apple crisp from the Kids Menu. My wife noticed that something was in his Bowl. As she lifted it with a fork all four of us adults noticed it looked like a CONDOM. It was actually a Finger Cot commonly refered to as a finger condom. There were at least 4 of them at the bottom of the bowl. Chili's was very quick to try to take the dish. How in the world could Chili's do this to a 25 month old.

Chili's had a Insurance Company call me to make it look like they wanted to settle. Then the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company did not respond to my call back. Chili's should settle this claim or fire the people responsible permanently. Based on our Experience Chili's is not a safe place to eat.


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by Kenneth N. Posted Mon October 24, 2011 @ 11:34 AM

im not looking for damages im going to shut them down . And will spend
money to do it. They had repeated Health Dept warnings about this
before it happened.
they will be in the Hampton Daily press tmrw


The only way you could shut them down by McJohn Tue October 25, 2011 @ 1:44 PM

watch me by Kenneth N. Wed October 26, 2011 @ 10:09 AM

Same thing?? by McJohn Mon October 31, 2011 @ 1:58 PM

oh they did by Kenneth N. Tue November 8, 2011 @ 12:30 PM

So... you want to put upwards of 30 people out of work because of one careless cook? by Chadg Mon October 31, 2011 @ 11:05 AM

Well ur surely not Immune from your actions by Kenneth N. Tue November 8, 2011 @ 12:19 PM
by julie t. Posted Tue October 18, 2011 @ 6:48 PM

First of all I don't think you are entitled to damages. If you
disagree you are free to forward all communications with the insurance
company to your state's insurance comission.

by Murgy Posted Sat October 8, 2011 @ 9:02 AM

Such items are sometimes used in commercial kitchens for sanitary
reasons (in lieu of gloves) where workers handle food and related
things with their fingers. However, I'm uncertain from the facts
related precisely what the substance the legal claim would be in this
instance. The recipient of the items is 25 months old and if anything
looked upon the cots as a curiosity, assuming they aroused the child's
curiosity at all. I can certainly understand where if a child choked
or nearly choked on such a thing, or if the item communicated a
disease, its presence would give rise to a claim. However, in this
case where their presence in a child's food dish was shocking,
irritating or disconcerting to adults, but fortunately gave rise to no
injury of any kind, I do not see the basis for advancing any
substantial claim on the child's behalf. I feel certain this was not
done purposely and likely came about because the cots were kept in a
bowl in the kitchen for dispensing to employees. Unfortunately, it
appears that some mindless creature may have been unaware of the
bowl's contents and hastily took the bowl to fill it with food. I
feel the important thing here is to feel that fortunately the child
was not injured in any way and all's well that ends well. Though the
occurrence and what was found my be repugnant to the parents as
customers, bygones should be treated as bygones without making abig
deal over it. If I felt similarly offended by the occurrence I would
not return to the restaurant but would not spend another second of my
time on this matter. I certainly do understand the need to have the
bill cancelled by the restaurant or to be reimbursed for the bill if
it was paid before departing. In short, if the insurance carrier
offers anything, take it and move on because the whole thing is no
more than a tempest in a teapot!


thank you by Kenneth N. Tue November 8, 2011 @ 12:53 PM

by MOOBS Posted Fri September 30, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

Saw the word condom...had to read it.


by PepperElf Posted Mon September 19, 2011 @ 8:57 AM

if Kenneth is the OP then who was dilbert and his condom spam?


by mariamousie1 Posted Sat September 17, 2011 @ 10:51 PM

Yuck! That's disgusting! Not to mention dangerous! For any age of
person. I hope this gets checked out thoroughly.


Check out there other Health Violations Disgusting by Kenneth N. Tue November 8, 2011 @ 12:54 PM
by Kenneth N. Posted Thu September 8, 2011 @ 10:22 AM

My Goal is not to obtain Money. My goal at this point is to shut this
Restaurant DOWN. And I will spend time and money to do this. If you
go to
You can see that this Restaurant was warned repeatedly about putting
nonfood items on food prep tables. They have Several Critical Repeat
Violations (not minor repeats).You can also see that they had the same
disgusting violations repeatedly and apparently donít care about
Public Health Safety. They have also let their Hampton Food manager
certificate expire. Read for yourself the other disgusting things
that Health Inspectors have witnessed there. Imagine what goes on when
there not there.
Inspection Type Inspection Date Violations
Routine Inspection 1-Aug-2011 4 critical
Routine Inspection 2-May-2011 3 critical
Routine Inspection 26-Jan-2011 4 critical
Routine Inspection 4-Nov-2010 1 critical
Routine Inspection 28-Jul-2010 1 critical
Routine Inspection 27-Apr-2010 3 critical
Routine Inspection 14-Jan-2010 1 critical
Routine Inspection 2-Oct-2009 0 critical
Routine Inspection 24-Jun-2009 2 critical
Routine Inspection 24-Mar-2009 5 critical
Routine Inspection 7-Nov-2008 5 critical
Routine Inspection 24-Jun-2008
Routine Inspection 4-Feb-2008 3 critical
Routine Inspection 30-Oct-2007 2 critical
Routine Inspection 23-Jul-2007 5 critical
Routine Inspection 30-May-2007 3 critical


If you don't want money, what is the claim you want to settle? n/t by Steve OH (IO) Mon September 12, 2011 @ 9:14 AM

lol by McJohn Fri September 16, 2011 @ 8:19 AM

bare hands and tomatoes? Hell that's not even a violation in most states - most states don't require gloves period unless you have a cut or a ring on. by PepperElf Mon September 19, 2011 @ 8:53 AM

Thanks by Murgy Sat October 8, 2011 @ 9:49 AM
by juliann.chaney@yahoo.com Posted Thu September 1, 2011 @ 7:16 PM

That is totally unacceptable. The toddler could have choked and/or
died!!! This should be throughly investigated and compensation is due.
If Chili's staff is not held accountable, then it could happen again.


by Wendy C. Posted Thu September 1, 2011 @ 2:07 AM

You're acting as if they put the finger COTS in your childs food on
purpose. It was an honest mistake, it happens, nobody is perfect. I
think it's rather petty of you to want someone to lose their job over
an accident.

Oh and a 25 month old is called a 2 year old.


by Mel2007 Posted Mon August 22, 2011 @ 3:49 PM

Can I sue Dilbert for saying Finger CONDOM, it is annoying me.


i don't know but.... by PepperElf Tue August 23, 2011 @ 10:16 AM

I feel bad by MA Cunningham Tue August 23, 2011 @ 1:04 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! by RedheadwGlasses Tue August 23, 2011 @ 1:23 PM

So glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read this by PepperElf Tue August 23, 2011 @ 3:31 PM

OMG! by sarahsmile Thu August 25, 2011 @ 11:22 AM

I didn't think they made them that small. by Mel2007 Tue August 30, 2011 @ 3:32 PM

Which? by MA Cunningham Thu September 8, 2011 @ 12:05 PM

Re: Chili's serves Finger CONDOM to Toddler by RedheadwGlasses Sat August 20, 2011 @ 3:07 PM

Finger CONDOM by Dilbert Sat August 20, 2011 @ 10:21 PM
by Steve OH (IO) Posted Sat August 20, 2011 @ 10:42 PM


My 276 Month by McJohn Wed August 24, 2011 @ 10:22 AM

by RedheadwGlasses Posted Sat August 20, 2011 @ 3:03 PM

We use these at my job EVERY SINGLE DAY. NO ONE has ever referred to
them as finger condoms. It's a classless term. They're called
"rubber fingertips," "rubber fingers," and something else I can't
remember right now. Also: "thumb thingies." Move FORWARD and stop
thinking you're owed money for a near miss.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger_cot by Dilbert Sat August 20, 2011 @ 10:20 PM

It's also called a finger cot by DeeM Sat August 20, 2011 @ 10:56 PM

Wrong by RedheadwGlasses Sat August 20, 2011 @ 10:58 PM

by Harleycat Posted Fri August 19, 2011 @ 5:37 PM

Chili's did not do this on purpose to your 2 yr old. It could have
easily happened to the next person who ordered that.

They are not condoms, they are bandages for fingertips and most likely
got there accidentally. Since your child did not eat them, there are
no damages.


Finger CONDOM by Dilbert Fri August 19, 2011 @ 7:58 PM

Give it UP by kathleen m Fri August 19, 2011 @ 10:02 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger_cot by Dilbert Fri August 19, 2011 @ 11:52 PM

Grow up!....n/t by Harleycat Sat August 20, 2011 @ 4:32 PM

Finger CONDOM by Dilbert Sat August 20, 2011 @ 10:20 PM

by PepperElf Posted Fri August 19, 2011 @ 12:29 PM


Was something preventing them from taking the dish away?

Were they trying to fix the issue and replace the food in question?


by RedheadwGlasses Posted Thu August 18, 2011 @ 12:58 PM

Settle? You have no damages.


by MA Cunningham Posted Thu August 18, 2011 @ 10:33 AM

a CONDOM in your child's food, so stop calling it that. It was a
finger cot to cover bandages or other finger injuries and they aren't
"commonly" referred to as finger condoms by anyone other than teenage
boys looking to be offensive!

Besides, it's not like a finger can forcibly expell bodily fluids, so
the two aren't even comparable.

Second, they didn't "DO" this to a toddler. It was an accident that
could have just as easily been in you or your wife's food. There was
no deliberate malice involved. Don't you think that firing someone
for a mistake is a bit excessive given the circumstance?

Third, if the insurance is trying to contact you, they are at least
taking it seriously (even though no one was harmed!!!) and trying to
make it right. But personally, if I was awaiting the outcome of an
insurance investigation, I wouldn't post letters to the Internet until
the check was in my hand.


Finger CONDOM by Dilbert Thu August 18, 2011 @ 10:09 PM

Case in point by MA Cunningham Fri August 19, 2011 @ 10:30 AM

Finger CONDOM by Dilbert Fri August 19, 2011 @ 8:00 PM

by McJohn Posted Wed August 17, 2011 @ 8:33 AM

My guess is they were in the bowl for some reason when someone used

You keep acting like they did this on purpose to your toddler. I
seriously doubt thats the case.

I dont see why you didnt get comped for the meal, I found a bug in my
salad one time and they comped my whole meal. Though you using the
words "settle" sounds like you are looking for alot more.


by Nate. Posted Tue August 16, 2011 @ 11:47 PM

Physical contamination of food is never a good experience, and it is
ironic that the contaminant itself is a product designed to PREVENT
this type of contamination.

While throwing the word condom around makes the situation sound worse,
there were no condoms involved. Even you acknowledge that it was a
finger cot, which is a commonly used item in restaurants to ensure
that band aids, etc, do not fall into food.

I seriously doubt Chilis was intentionally out to get your 25 month
old. I think it may have been an accident such as a box of them
spilled somehow in a prep area, or another similar situation.
Management needs to investigate and find out how this happened and how
it can be prevented in the future.


Awesome reply! by MissNaomi Wed September 28, 2011 @ 9:15 AM

by LadyMac Posted Tue August 16, 2011 @ 4:18 PM

Well, that's about the most disgusting thing I've heard of in a while.


Agreed by RedheadwGlasses Thu August 18, 2011 @ 1:38 PM

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