Ever been dining out, trying to enjoy the atmosphere and had the experience interrupted by a small child sitting at the next table misbehaving? What is the dining etiquette for bringing small children to restaurants that aren’t specifically geared towards family dining? Most restaurants don’t say outright whether or not bringing small children is allowed which means that a date night or a romantic evening could be disturbed by the family that can’t or won’t leave their kids at home. Well at McDain’s restaurant in Monroeville, PA bringing your child is no longer an option.
McDain’s restaurant owner, Mike Vuick is creating quite the buzz with his new policy which prohibits children under the age of six to dine at his restaurant. Vuick sent out an email to his customers stating their children will no longer be welcome in his restaurant and has stirred up quite the controversy by laying down this “‘law.” In the email Vuick says, “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.”
Vuick claims that he is actually being commended for his new policy and has been receiving more positive feedback than negative. McDain’s atmosphere boats sophistication and is certainly not child oriented. In addition to the implementation of the no kids allowed policy, this coming weekend is Customer Appreciation weekend at McDain’s. So come on down and bring the . . . oh wait, nope you can’t!
- Pa. restaurant banning kids under 6 (cbsnews.com)
- No Small Fries: Restaurant Bans Kids Under Six Years Old (newsfeed.time.com)