Food & Drink

Restaurant charges $27,000 for a chicken parm

A man in Knoxville was charged $27,000 for his plate of chicken parm, and it wasn't because it came with Champagne & diamond moon rocks. He was just one of several Chop House customers who were overcharged in the thousands, thanks to a mortgage-busting credit card glitch.

According to WATE, dozens of customers were hit with bills ranging from $8,000 to $99,000. It seems the restaurant's card processor started indiscriminately adding extra zeros to the receipts, which is how James Morgan's $27 chicken parm (and two beers) went up to $27,000. The glitch was apparently confined to October 21st, and no one's information was compromised, but the restaurant is scrambling to reverse the outrageous charges, and cover everyone's overdraft fees. Chop House is asking anyone else who was impacted to reach out so they can fix the problem, but, in the meantime, you might want to bring cash for your next evening out.

Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and hopes the chicken parm was at least tasty. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.