Restaurant Banning “Loud” Kids Has Parents Outraged
Why are so many parents outraged over stuff like this? Nobody wants to hear your screaming baby or brat when they’re out at a movie or a restaurant.
When I was a kid, my parents did this thing called PARENTING, where if myself or my siblings began crying or throwing a temper tantrum, they’d carry us out of the establishment. My parents did not subject other adults to my or my siblings’ annoying kid behavior – why should today’s kids be any different?
Sorry, Christians, but parenthood does NOT make people more compassionate, giving, moral, or loving – as a matter of fact, parenthood seems to make some people even MORE selfish and demanding.
May 14, 2018
By Alexandra Deabler, Fox News
A restaurant in California is making waves for its firm stance on children: Those crying or making loud noises are not allowed in the dining room.
Old Fisherman’s Grotto in Monterey has been in business since 1950 and is known for its quiet dining atmosphere, owner Chris Shake says. However, to ensure that the fine-dining establishment stays that way, the Grotto posted a sign outside the restaurant.
The sign reads, “No strollers, no high chairs, no booster chairs. Children crying or making loud noises are a distraction to other diners, and as such are not allowed in the dining room.”
Though Shake points out the policy — and the sign — have been in place for years, it has recently been gaining attention because of a posting on social media.
“Whoa. I’ve never seen this before. I’m canceling my reservation at the restaurant after seeing this picture on Yelp — and I will not even have my toddler,” Angela Espinoza wrote in a Facebook group for Bay Area moms, Fox 11 reported.
On Yelp, the restaurant has pulled mixed reviews, with some criticizing the move as “discriminatory” and others praising the restaurant for its strong stance.
“No kids sign I saw is the sole reason this should be 0 [stars]. I don’t care if the owners do charity and give to the community. People seem to think charity gives them an excuse to do whatever they want — it’s quite two faced to be discriminatory while pretending you’re actually a bedrock of the community. Wish I had noticed this sign earlier bc I never would have spent $ here,” one reviewer wrote on Yelp.
Many, however, are in favor of the bold policy.
“I support your child-free/no screaming kids policy! The irony of these self-centered parents complaining is that THEY are the reason this exists in the first place. EVERYONE is tired of having their meal ruined by a screaming kid and apathetic, inconsiderate, indignant parents who refuse to do anything about it,” one wrote on Yelp.