I am so on the fence with this one…I am a mom, but I hate dining with crying kids (even my own)..I too am a paying customer and want to enjoy my eating experience, but when you bring kids to a restaurant, expect the unexpected, can someone say tantrum in 5…4…3…2..1! So, according to Fox5, one Atlanta, GA, restaurant, Grant Central Pizza, decided to take a stand, posting the following message on the bottom of its menus:
Dear all present and future patrons: GCP is proud of its reputation as a family restaurant, a title that we will work to keep. Unfortunately a number of our diners have posted unpleasant experiences because of crying and unsupervised children. To ensure that all diners have an enjoyable lunch or dinner with us, we respectfully ask that parents tend to their crying tots outside.
The restaurant’s co-owner added that while he likes kids, he doesn’t want one cranky customer to ruin the dining experience of all the patrons.
So, it should come as no surprise that the move has proven controversial. People have strong opinions about childrens’ place (or lack thereof) in restaurants.
Is the “crying baby ban” fair? Do you think it discriminates families?