Five local businesses failed while 32 businesses passed the latest round of alcohol compliance checks the Conway Police Department and the Alcohol Beverage Control board conducted.
"The officers went out in three groups using 18-year-old informants at each business," CPD spokesman LaTresha Woodruff said in a news release.
Servers at Buffalo Wild Wings, El Alcapulco, Los Tres Portillos and Fat Daddy’s served alcohol to the minors after asking for their IDs, according to the release.
A server at U.S. Pizza Co. failed to ask for ID before serving alcohol, Woodruff said.
The businesses that failed the checks were fined for non-compliance. Fines range between $200-$500, Woodruff said.
Thirty-two businesses passed the checks.
"When the underage informants went into these businesses and ordered alcohol, the servers asked for identification," Woodruff said. "Once the informant presented an unaltered ID showing she was underage, they all refused to serve her."
The businesses that passed were Bears Den, Brick Oven, Cactus Jack’s, Conway Family Bowl, Don Pepe’s, El Parian, Fuji Steakhouse, Logan’s Roadhouse, Naru, Outback Steakhouse — which passed twice in one night, Patron Mexican Grill, Serrano’s Mexican Grill, TC’s Midtown Grill, Tio’s Mexican Restaurant, Chili’s, Cilantro’s, Playa Azul Mexican Grill, Shucked Surf & Turf, TGI Fridays, Umami Sushi & Grill Fusion, Eat My Catfish, JJ’s Grill, Kings Live Music, La Huerta, Mike’s Place, Old Chicago, Pasta Grill, Sashimi, Senor Tequila, Tazikis Mediterranean Café and Zaza’s.
CPD offers classes to businesses that want additional training for their employees regarding alcohol compliance.
For more information, call T. Kennedy at 501-328-1244.