Another restaurant has opted to ban children under the age of 9. This time, the restaurant will allow children until 7 p.m. The owner contents the store is family friendly. The policy is a reaction to customer complaints.
While some residents think the decision is unfair, a number of patrons have expressed support. For more on this story, click here.
Pizza Today’s Chef Jeff Freehof has commented on the subject of disruptive children. He says, “It’s frustrating when parents don’t care at all if their children are being disruptive. In that situation, as politely as you can, approach the children and parents saying something to the effect of ‘I’m delighted that you’ve decided to join us this evening. I’d like to request that you have your children stay seated at your table, as not to create a disruption in the restaurant.’ Now remember that you are not a fine dining establishment and that’s one reason families are dining with you in the first place, so expect families and noise, but do take control of the situation politely when parents let their children run wild in your restaurant.”