Georgia Restaurant Bans Crying Children
I'm a parent, so I'm sympathetic to the the mood-swings of children; I fully understand that sometimes kids aren't happy and that at their age, they're not as experienced at understanding the need to sometimes suppress their true feelings in return for social etiquette. However, I'm not sure if I'm "in" agreement with a recent ban from a Georgia restaurant or "out" of agreement.
If you visit Grant Central Pizza, you’ll notice the menu offers pizza, pasta, and a parental disclaimer that reads as follows:
“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.”
In their defense, the owner of the restaurant has had to deal with more than just crying children.
Parmer says the restaurant received a number of complaints about children crying on Yelp, and there was also an incident where a child hit another customer in the head with a toy. That’s when Parmer says the written request to parents became necessary.