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US restaurant charges extra £40 to ‘adults unable to parent’ their children

A restaurant in the US is charging some of its customers for their inability to control their children while they dine there.

Hidden away at the bottom of its menu, the Toccoa Riverside Restaurant tells its diners of its “adult surcharge” – adding three dollar signs next to the words: “For adults unable to parent”.

The menu adds: “No respect, no service.”

For some diners, they found out the hard way – saying they were sprung with the charge as they tried to settle their bill.

Kyle Landmann left a review online, and said: “The owner came out and told me he was adding $50 (£41) to my bill because of my children’s behaviour.

“My kids watched a tablet until the food arrived, ate their food and my wife took them outside while I waited and paid the bill.”

His wife, Lyndsey Landmann, told the NBC News Today show: “I remember thinking, ‘no way is this real’.

“The kids were sitting at one end of the table, and they were being so good.

“I even commented halfway through the meal: ‘I can’t believe how well-behaved they are.'”

She said once her family had finished, the owner came over to their table.

“He has the menu in hand, and he’s showing us where it talks about the fee,” Mrs Landmann recalled.

“At first I thought he was gonna compliment us and be like ‘You won’t be charged because your kids were so well-behaved.'”

Instead they were slapped with the charge, with Mrs Landmann claiming the owner told him his children were “being too loud” and “running around outside”.

Another reviewer, Danielle Hampy, said: “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’ – they were down by the river … we were told we need to ‘go to Burger King and Walmart’ and that we were bad parents.”

Sky News has reached out to the restaurant for more information, but an employee did tell NBC News, Sky’s US partner, they weren’t “going to comment on a policy we’ve had for years. We just want to live in the woods and cook”.


Source: Sky News

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