- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 13, 2015

A Missouri woman is suing a restaurant dubbed “Home of Throwed Rolls” after she was allegedly hit in the eye with an airborne dinner roll, causing a lacerated cornea.

Lambert’s Cafe, the Sikeston-based restaurant chain, is known for its “throwed” dinner rolls being chucked across the room by servers to guests, a local Fox affiliate reported.

The suit was filed Tuesday by a woman named Troy Tucker who claims she “sustained a lacerated cornea with a vitreous detachment and all head, neck, eyes and vision were severely damaged” after being hit by a dinner roll in September 2014.

Ms. Tucker is seeking $25,000 in damages to cover her medical bills and legal fees.

The River Front Times notes that “Home of Throwed Rolls” is posted all over the restaurant, which could mean diners assume the risk upon entering the establishment.

Lambert’s general manager, Jerry Johnson, said servers never intend to hurt anyone when they throw the rolls, a local CBS affiliate reported.

Mr. Johnson also said this isn’t the first time someone has tried to sue over a roll mishap.

He did say in some of those cases the restaurant’s insurance paid for medical expenses, CBS reported.



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