Noise prompts restaurant to ban young kids

July 12, 2011 8:42:21 AM PDT
We all know the phrase "no shirt, no shoes, no service" but one restaurant in Pennsylvania is adding something else to the list -- no kids. That's the new policy at McDain's restaurant and golf center in Monroeville. The local eatery has been serving customers lunch and dinner for years. But starting next weekend children under the age of six will no longer be welcomed.

The restaurant doesn't want those younger and sometimes noisier guests to ruin the dining experience for others.

"Nothing wrong with babies, but the fact is you can't control their volume. And there may be restaurants that prefer to cater to such things, not here," said restaurant owner Mike Vuick. "I think it's the height of being impolite and selfish."

The ban is stirring up some outrage among parents with young children but the owner still feels confident most of his patrons will support his decision.

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