06/17/2010 09:16 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Steve Hanson's BR Guest Restaurants Take On Underage Drinking

Restaurateur Steve Hanson is making the crackdown on underage drinking personal.

The owner of such restaurants as Ruby Foo's and Dos Caminos tested his own employees' willingness to check IDs. Hanson sent out underage kids to each of his establishments and told staff that if they fail to check their ages they'll be canned.

Hanson told Page Six,

We gave each bartender a letter saying they understand how serious underage drinking is, and had them sign it. It also says if we did send spotters or underage kids in and they serve them, they would be terminated.