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Restaurant Accidentally Charges Man $27,000 for an Order of Chicken Parmesan

Other customers were charged between $8,000 and $99,000 for their meals.


Dining out can be pricey, but last month dozens of people were charged thousands of dollars for their meals at a restaurant in Knoxville, Tenn. According to WATE, customers who dined at a location of The Chop House on October 21 saw a few more zeros added to their credit card bills: Many were charged between $8,000 and $99,000 for their meals. One customer tells the local news station that his credit card statement featured a $27,000 charge for $27 worth of chicken parmesan and beer.

The Chop House's CFO Nicki Dawson tells WATE that the overcharges were "caused by a glitch from the debit and credit card processor." The company is attempting to rectify the situation by "getting the charges reversed" and helping to pay for customers' overdraft fees.

The Chop House isn't the first restaurant to accidentally charge customers thousands of dollars. Earlier this year, due to a glitch in the computers that process credit card transactions, a Del Taco location in California charged diners $2,000 for sodas and over $10,000 for $10 worth of tacos.