Papa Razzi To Lose Alcohol License For 2 Days; Changes Policy On Carding Customers

FRAMINGHAM – Papa Razzi Trattoria in Framingham will lose its alcohol license for two days, after one of its employees served a teen, as part of a Framingham Police sting.

Framingham Selectmen unanimously voted the 2-day suspension Tuesday night. The restaurant chain and Framingham Police had agreed to the 2-day suspension after an investigation.

Framingham Police Lt. Harry Wareham told Selectmen on Thursday, Sept. 16 in 2016, an employee served a female, 18, a bottle of Bud Light beer, and never asked for identification.

It was the first violation at the Framingham restaurant located at 155 Worcester Road. The restaurant has been operating in town for 4.5 years.

Papa Razzi general manager Bryan Parkin said it may have been the first violation for the chain, which has 13 restaurants.

Parkin told Framingham Selectmen that the chain had a policy of asking for identification for anyone who looked under the age of 35, and has since changed the policy to asking for identification for anyone who looks under the age of 50.

Lt. Wareham said restaurant was cooperative during the investigation.

Papa Razzi’s general manager said all of his employees have Framingham Police certified server cards and that his restaurant generates a report to make sure the certification is up to date each month. He said the information is in the computer and can be viewed by management at any time.

Parkin told Selectmen the employee who served the teen a beer was not terminated, but was re-trained in procedures.

The restaurant will lose its alcohol license for two consecutive days, to include a Thursday. The days have not yet been decided.

Papa Razzi also agreed to pay a $300 investigation fee to the Town of Framingham.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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