Doctors at the hospital treated Grogg quickly enough that he made it out of Dallas without anything much worse than "severe pain." But they told him that he could develop "esophageal strictures, esophageal reflux changes, and/or pharyngeal infection in the future as a result of the ingestion of the potassium hydroxide," according to Grogg's complaint.
Grogg is now seeking damages between $50,000 and $100,000 from Red Lobster and the company that cleaned the Dallas location's beer tap system on the morning of the incident to compensate for his physical pain and medical expenses.
Today, Darden's Mike Bernstein told News 96.5:
“We just learned about this lawsuit this week and in fact haven’t received the actual complaint yet, so we can’t comment about it at this time. I can tell you, however, that our guests’ health and safety is our number one concern and we have some of the best quality assurance systems and processes in the restaurant industry.”