Interested in Pursuing A Dram Shop Case Against Fuzzy's Taco Shop? There Are A Few Things You Should Know
My firm has sued more licensed alcohol providers than any other firm in Texas, so I have more knowledge than most people about just how extensive the problem of over-service is. But if the public isn't informed about the real prevalence of this potentially deadly practice, they can't take appropriate action to stop it. To help rectify this problem, I sometimes take a look through the TABC's records of complaints and publicize my findings here. If you believe you may have a Dram Shop claim, please give me a call at (855) 326-0000.
Fuzzy's Taco Shop has been a Fort Worth staple for more than 15 years. However, while the chain has met with great success, expanding to over 100 locations throughout the United States, that growth has also brought its share of improper alcohol service allegations, with various locations being investigated by the TABC almost 20 times over the past two years.
Note that a Fuzzy's Taco Shop location having been investigated, does not necessarily mean that they are a location that displays a pattern of violating TABC code. Conversely, if a location has been investigated and investigators determine that they are not in violation of TABC code, that does not mean that the alleged violation did not take place. At times, sufficient evidence required to prove that either criminal or administrative violations occurred is hard to come by. We are simply reporting the locations that were put on the TABC's radar for one reason or another by concerned citizens and law enforcement agencies.
Fuzzy's Taco Shop Has Been Investigated 19 Times In Two Years.
Tyler - 1871 Troup Hwy
On 08/15/2018, it was alleged by a licensee that an intoxicated person was over-served alcohol.
Later on 08/15/2018, the investigation was closed by TABC officials with no further action taken.
Bastrop - 107 Childers Drive Suite 700
On 06/12/2018, it was alleged that alcohol had been sold to an obviously intoxicated person by a patron.
Then on 08/07/2018, TABC investigators closed the case with no penalties handed down to Fuzzy's.
Decatur - 109 N State St
On 5/29/2018, a member of the Decatur community brought forth allegations that the manager of this Fuzzy's location was allowing an employee under the age of 18 to sell alcohol.
The TABC was unable to corroborate the allegation and closed the investigation on 7/11/2018.
Austin - 7010 Easy Wind Dr.
On 05/03/2018, this location was accused of failing to pay local taxes and/or fees to the government.
TABC investigators closed the investigation on 5/9/2018 and took no further action.
Wylie - 1125 Fm 544 West Suite 100
On 04/30/2018, it was alleged that this location had sold alcohol and/or drugs to an intoxicated minor.
Apparently the TABC didn't find enough evidence to move forward with fined or civil penalties because the matter was closed on 6/15/2018 with no further action taken.
Austin - 7010 Easy Wind Drive
On 3/22/2018, a member of the Austin community alleged that a minor was served alcohol.
The TABC closed the investigation due to lack of evidence on 4/27/2018.
Dallas - 2706 Elm Street
On 03/09/2018, it was alleged that this location had sold alcohol to a minor.
The TABC handed down a civil penalty of $1,800.00 on 4/10/2018 after finding sufficient evidence to support the claim.
Abilene - 3351 Turner Plaza Dr.
On 02/08/2018, allegations were brought against Fuzzy's Taco Shop for selling alcohol to a person under the age of 21.
TABC investigators closed the case on 3/13/2018 and no further action was taken on the matter.
Lubbock - 10101 Slide Rd.
On 02/06/2018, a member of the Lubbock community alleged that this location had sold alcohol to an intoxicated person that may have taken part in a physical altercation.
TABC officials closed the case on 3/10/2018.
Irving - 1000 W John Carpenter Fwy
A private citizen on 9/28/2017 alleged that this location had sold alcohol to an intoxicated person.
The TABC was unable to prove the allegations, thus, the case was closed on 11/20/2017.
Houston - 10275 S Post Oak Rd
On 09/26/2017, a patron reported that this Fuzzy's location may be employing someone under the age of 18 to sell and handle alcoholic beverages.
The TABC closed the matter on 10/4/2017 with no further action taken against Fuzzy's Taco Shop.
Plano - 2205 N Central Expy
A patron of Fuzzy's Taco Shop alleged that management was employing a minor to sell alcohol to patrons.
TABC officials closed the investigation on 10/3/2017 due to lack of evidence to support the accusations.
League City - 2660 Marina Bay Dr.
It was alleged on 08/09/2017 that this location had sold alcohol to a minor.
The complaint was close don 8/23/2017 after TABC investigators found no evidence in order to pursue further action.
Lubbock - 2102 Broadway St
On 07/11/2017, it was alleged that this location had sold alcohol to an intoxicated minor.
Later on 8/14/2017, the case was closed with no further action taken against Fuzzy's.
Wylie - 15375 Addison Road
On 06/26/2017, it was alleged that this location had sold alcohol to an intoxicated minor.
The investigation was closed on 8/23/2017.
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