Fla. operator yanks grouper from its menu amid substitution scandals

TAMPA Fla. Columbia Restaurant Group here has removed grouper from the menus of its seven restaurants in Florida in the wake of shortages and news of some suppliers and restaurateurs attempting to pass off other species as the popular white fish.

"We are taking a pro-active response to the difficulty in meeting the demand for authentic Florida grouper by taking all grouper items off of our menu," said Richard Gonzmart, president and member for the Columbia

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