Me personally, I don’t really think it’s a big deal. After all, it’s not my place of business. I’d just go somewhere else if I wanted to take my kids to dinner. There are plenty of places I’d never go for some reason or another so if someone didn’t want my kids to dine there, I’d go somewhere else if we were going out and the kids were with us. I don’t really think that much about it. I also agree with his reasons.
“He says by numerous customer and staff complaints about unruly children and parents who fail to control them is the reason for the ban.”
I’ve also seen many, many kids who shouldn’t be in a restaurant and there have been many times I wish they weren’t eating where I was trying to. Many of them run amok and I’ve never understood how a parent could let their kids run wild because it’s very dangerous. I also find some parent’s think their kids are so “cute” and they think whatever they do is alright and everyone will just love them as much as you do. But, sadly, we don’t. Besides, isn’t it sometimes a good thing to go out to eat without your kids? I knew a couple who took their kids everywhere with them and I don’t know, why is that? Isn’t it kind of nice to be “free” for a few hours? I know I’ve been out with “someone” and her kids were ALWAYS with her. I never go to talk to her. It ruined my time out without mine.
I do admire this man for doing this so open and honestly. There’s a restaurant in St. Cloud that we just love to go to but we haven’t gone in many years. They don’t welcome kids in any way, shape or form. There are no high chairs or booster seats nor is there a child’s menu or crayons or one single thing that says it’s okay for them to be there. It’s like the kids aren’t welcome but they don’t have the guts to say “we’d prefer to not have kids eat here.” I admire this man’s honesty. In my opinion, I’d rather not go there if I have kids if they’re going to be treated like that. But I wish it was more upfront about it.
I see both sides of it. It’s illegal to ban seniors but not kids.
What do you think? Is it a big deal for you to eat somewhere else if kids aren’t allowed or more importantly, welcomed?