A woman is suing the Cheesecake Factory, alleging her gums began to bleed after she bit into a piece of glass while consuming a miso salmon entree in 2016 at the Beverly Hills location.
Brittany Green's Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges negligence, strict liability and implied warranty of merchantability.
A Cheesecake Factory representative could not be immediately reached for comment on the complaint filed Monday. The plaintiff is seeking unspecified damages.
Green says she ordered the miso salmon dish with substituted asparagus and mashed potatoes during a visit on April 2, 2016.
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"Brittany, who reasonably expected defendants to have exercised due care in the preparation and service of the food, began to eat without first examining or inspecting its contents," according to her complaint.
Green says she bit into the food and attempted to chew, but felt a hard object.
"After several attempts at biting and chewing, it became clear that something in the bite was abnormally hard and was causing her pain," the suit says. "Brittany then (spat) out the bite of food and discovered a jagged piece of glass.'' She then "began to feel severe pain in several of her teeth and mouth and started to bleed where, upon information and belief, the glass cut her gums."
The lawsuit includes a photo of the piece of glass allegedly found in Green's meal.
The incident has caused Green both physical pain as well as mental distress, according to her lawsuit.