Sunday, July 5, 2015

Restaurant bans kids under 6

The owner of McDain's near PIttsburgh has ignited controversy. Is he on to something?

Restaurant bans kids under 6

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The owner of McDain's, a casual eatery and driving range near Pittsburgh, has banned children under 6.

"This is not a kid-oriented place," Mike Vuick told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "There are many child-friendly restaurants that are a lot cheaper to go to."

He told TV station WTAE: "Nothing wrong with babies, but the fact is you can't control their volume. And there may be restaurants that prefer to cater to such things, not here. I think it's the height of being impolite and selfish and so, therefore, I instituted a policy."

The P-G points out that McDain's has never offered a children's menu. The ACLU, usually eager to weigh in on every aspect of American life, says the policy does not violate any laws.

So what do you think? Is Vuick on to something? Will business suffer or improve?

 

(photo via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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