Oregon Man Sues Outback Steakhouse Over Mashed Potatoes


PORTLAND, Ore. — A man who says he broke two teeth when he bit into some mashed potatoes is suing at Outback Steakhouse restaurant in Portland, Ore.

Roger Branstetter says there were bits of broken porcelain in the food in February 2012 when he cracked two molars, and he says a manager admitted that bits of a broken plate had fallen into the potatoes.

Branstetter is suing the restaurant for $48,000 in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

A managing partner of the Evergreen Restaurant Group that owns the franchise, Jason Bender, told The Oregonian he couldn’t speak in detail about the case, but hadn’t heard of any other customers with a similar complaint. He says safety is very important to the restaurant.

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  • Toastman

    What compelled him to chew his mashed potatoes with such force? They are mashed after all. Aren’t they?

    • Gin1234

      Just seems a little strange. Two molars? They must have been pretty weak to begin with. I guess it hinges on whether he kept the porcelain from it and can prove that it was actually in the potatoes. Might be a little difficult…..

  • rg9rts

    Glad I make my own

    • HessenBalkan

      Me too, I don’t care much for that restaurant food.

      • rg9rts

        Me either


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