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Woman Sues Restaurant Known for Throwing Rolls, for Throwing Rolls [Updated]

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She says she sustained a lacerated cornea due to the restaurant's bread-throwing antics.

Lambert's Cafe

A woman is suing a Missouri restaurant known for throwing rolls at customers for throwing a roll at her. According to the Riverfront Times, Lambert's Cafe is a restaurant chainlet "proudly" known as the "Home of Throwed Rolls" where servers lob bread rolls across the restaurant at guests. (If there was any doubt as to the restaurant's commitment to roll throwing, its website URL is throwedrolls.com.) However, the airborne carb bombing went completely wrong for one customer. Troy Tucker is suing the restaurant over a severe injury she claims to have received due to the restaurant's bread-throwing antics.

Tucker says she "sustained a lacerated cornea with a vitreous detachment and all head, neck, eyes and vision were severely damaged," while visiting the restaurant last September. Fox4KC notes that Tucker now wants $25,000 to pay for her medical bills and legal fees. Troy claims in the lawsuit that throwing rolls is a "defective condition" and that the restaurant already knew, or should have known, about the "danger of this practice." Throwing things at customers might not be the best decision, but just how hard did a server have to chuck the roll to cause damage to her vision, eyes, neck, and head? Eater reached out to Lambert's Cafe, but reps for the restaurant had "no comment" on the situation.

This isn't the first time a customer has filed a somewhat over-the-top lawsuit against a restaurant. Earlier this year a woman decided to sue P.F. Chang's over what she deemed to be a discriminatory gluten-free menu. The pan-Asian chain charges a dollar more for gluten-free items (to cover the higher food costs) but she believes that the surcharge discriminates against those who can't eat gluten and that it violates the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Update 8/14/15; 9:10 a.m.: An earlier version of this story referred to the plaintiff, Troy Tucker, as a man. She is a woman.


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