Show Random July 12, 2011
Restaurant Bans Young Kids

If you're looking to grab a bite with the family in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, steer clear of McDain's Restaurant and Golf Center. Turns out, your kids aren't welcome. The restaurant would rather you hire a babysitter and leave the little ones at home. In fact, as of July 16th, kids under the age of six won't be allowed inside, according to the restaurant's owner Mike Vuick.

He believes his restaurant isn't a kid-friendly place. It's pricier than your average family restaurant, and there's never been a children's menu. But mostly, Vuick says little kids are just too loud.

Naturally, some local parents are angry. They say there are as many disruptive adults who chat loudly on their cell phone, etc. at the restaurant. And they say the law should apply to rude guests, not babies and toddlers.

In case you're wondering if it's even legal to bar children from a restaurant - apparently in Pennsylvania, it is. Restaurant owners can't ban senior citizens or minorities, because they're in a protected class under the law. But there is no law that does the same for young ones.



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