Skip to comments.Noise Prompts Monroeville Restaurant To Ban Young Kids
Posted on 07/09/2011 7:21:34 PM PDT by Immerito
MONROEVILLE, Pa. -- Stephanie Kelley, of Trafford, has been a weekly customer of McDain's Restaurant and Golf Center. Not any more.
The eatery on Broadway Boulevard in Monroeville has decided to stop admitting young children, and she's the mother of a toddler.
"I can't believe this. I am offended. This is just an ignorant policy," Kelley told Team 4 investigator Jim Parsons.
In an email sent to loyal McDain's customers, owner Mike Vuick wrote, "Beginning July 16, 2011, McDain's Restaurant will no longer admit children under six years of age. We feel that McDain's is not a place for young children. Their volume can't be controlled and many, many times, they have disturbed other customers."
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It’s her prerogative.
I have a sneaking suspicion that her child was one of the misbehaving children (though she would never admit it).
The parents of well-behaved children in my acquaintance wouldn’t complain about a rule like this; they’d just make a note to have a date night at the restaurant.
“”I can’t believe this. I am offended.”
So am I every time I hear screaming kids and see useless parents letting it happen.
There’s a Chucky Cheese on William Penn In Monroeville.
You said it.
But, ask nicely for the useless parent to do something about their “precious” and they’re calling the cops on you.
I cant believe this. I am offended.
Your snotty brats offend me.
Theres a Chucky Cheese on William Penn In Monroeville.
I’m glad those days are long past.
When I want some entertainment on youtube, I input “hockey fights”.
When I want some REAL entertainment on youtube, I put in “Chuck E. Cheese Fights”.
Anyway, I will give any restaurant that bans screaming crumb crunchers at least a second look and no I do not hate children.
no one kicks smelly, loud, slow older people out of places...but kids are fair game...
and so it goes...our war on children and how "inconvenient" they can be....
I have three kids who do enjoy eating out. Of course, we tend towards family friendly joints, it’s amazing how quiet a menu and some crayons can keep kids. And they know our expectations.
It should be the resturant’s choice, but I have to wonder, is there a discrimination law they are violating?
Another RUDE thing that parents let their kids do...is give the waiter/waitress an order. I’m embarrassed and angry for the server when some 4-7 year old kid spits and stutters while giving the server an order while mommy and daddy giggle.
As the mother of a flock, good for the owner. Other people’s children drive me nuts sometimes.
I often feel like we’re the only parents who ever discipline their children or expect them to behave quietly in public.
It’s the restaurant’s choice—be it race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or if they just don’t like your looks. Like your home, it’s their property, and they can admit whom they please. Sounds cruel, but only to the ignorant.
When my kids were little, noisy and PITA’s my hub and I went out to eat one night to what was considered an “adult” restaurant (it had a bar) to GET AWAY from our noisy bratty kids and spend some romantic time alone. Didnt happen...some a$$ brought their somewhat newly- born who cried (screeched) the whole time. We never went back. That restaurant soon closed. We only brought our kids to “kid friendly” places and McD’s is still there!
Some parents have allowed their children to run around the restaurant, play “hide and seek” under other patron’s tables, poke food on other patrons plates, and scream at the top of their lungs for several minutes without removing them.
I suspect that the restaurant’s patrons have had enough of the “well-behaved” children described above.
I have only had one experience with children being a nuisance when we were at a restaurant. We were at Cracker Barrel, waiting inside for a table because it was too cold to wait outside. There were several other families waiting inside, too, with children. If you’ve never been in a Cracker Barrel, you always enter through the retail store to get to the restaurant. Anyway, these kids were running in and around the merchandise aisles, yelling at each other. I saw a stuffed animal being thrown over one of the aisles, and then a little later, I heard glass breaking. When we were finally taken to a table, a baby started screaming at the table beside of us.
Other than that, children don’t bother me when eating out. haha
I stopped eating out a while ago for just this reason. If I can’t sit and enjoy a meal, then why do it?
My daughter was not allowed to act like an animal in a public setting and I expect the same from every other parent. Not a lot to ask. Since they don’t seem to agree, I just remove myself from the equation and the businesses that let kids rule the roost lose the income.
But it's a thought that brings a smile to my face....