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Woman shocked after restaurant charged her extra $50 for 'bad children'

Ben Thompson

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Woman shocked after restaurant charged her extra $50 for 'bad children'

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Parenting within the house is difficult enough, but doing it out in the big wide world is a whole other ball park.

Tantrums are every parent's worst nightmare. Credit: Pixabay
Tantrums are every parent's worst nightmare. Credit: Pixabay

Parents of young kids are barely able to enjoy their meal without trying to keep their youngsters at bay.

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With waiting staff walking around and other diners trying to enjoy their food, there's a whole host of people your little ones could potentially annoy.

It's a tough place to be.

But one restaurant in Georgia, USA, has taken a controversial step to tackle out of control children.

The Tocca Riverside Restaurant warns all visitors: "Adult surcharge: For adults unable to parent $$$."

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Yikes.

That's one way to earn yourself a bad review from a disgruntled mother.

And look at what happened - one parent wasn't happy getting an additional charge alongside the judgement on her parenting.

The reviewer wrote: "If you have children, absolutely avoid this place at all costs. Holy moly - the most disrespectful owner made a huge scene in front of the entire restaurant because our children were 'running through the restaurant'.

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"We were told we need to 'go to Burger King and Walmart' and that we were bad parents. They have a $50 surcharge for 'bad children'. We were a group of 21 and our server was AMAZING and was overly apologetic.

Parents slammed the restaurant for the controversial policy. Credit: Pixabay
Parents slammed the restaurant for the controversial policy. Credit: Pixabay

"Terrible business practice, we will never be back."

Another parent had a similar experience: "Don't go if you have children. We were three adults, two children and our four-month baby. When we entered to the place they gave us a bad look.

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"Later my wife was rocking the baby (not crying, just to make him sleep) and this 'manager' told her that you don't do that in a fancy restaurant (of course this is not a fancy restaurant) and later moved our stroller in a bad way.

"Food is not good either. Do yourself a favor…go somewhere else."

Over on Reddit, people were sounding off about the policy.

"Actual adults running a business decided to write this insipid s**t on something they are going to hand to everyone who walks in the door. Amazing," wrote one.

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Don't sit on the fence, say what you really think!

Another asked: "What is deemed as an 'adult who can't parent'? No ground to charge extra if that were to happen."

Someone else just suggested that the restaurant just ban kids outright to avoid, which seemed like a more reasonable compromise.

I guess the only way around is to order the food straight to your home.

Topics: Food and Drink, Parenting, US News, Reddit

Ben Thompson
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