Elizabeth Crankshaw (plaintiff) was eating with Arlene Harris at a restaurant owned by Piedmont Driving Club, Inc. (Piedmont) (defendant). Harris began to feel sick and went to the restroom. Crankshaw went to the restroom to check on Harris and, upon entering the restroom, slipped on Harris’s vomit, which was on the floor just inside the restroom’s entrance. The slip and fall broke Crankshaw’s hip. Crankshaw filed a negligence suit against Piedmont, arguing that the restaurant’s “unwholesome, deleterious food” was the proximate cause of her injury. The trial court dismissed Crankshaw’s complaint for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. Crankshaw appealed.