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A Pennsylvania Restaurant has banned Children under six. Do they have the right to do this?

Assassin~ Badass Buzz Guru 2011/07/12 14:53:11
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A Pennsylvania restaurant called McDain's, decided to ban children. In an email sent to customers,owner Mike Vuick wrote: "Beginning July 16, 2011, McDain's Restaurant will no longer admit children under six years of age. We feel that McDain's is not a place for young children. Their volume can't be controlled and many, many times, they have disturbed other customers."
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  • BrianD3 2011/07/12 14:56:02
    Yes
    BrianD3
    +14
    resturants have the right to refuse service to customers and if parents are having trouble keeping their kids in line then I am going to support a ban.

    if resturants can choose to allow pets then why cant some choose to ban kids?? That is the beauty of our country, we are free and we vote with our money. If too many people are pissed about this then the resturant will go out of business or change its policy

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  • gibyob 2011/07/14 15:14:03
    Yes
    gibyob
    +1
    In mho I believe they do have the right. I don't know how many times I have been in a restaurant and had to endure a child that is not well supervised, or screaming sqealing so that they evening was ruined. I am not saying all parentrs and children are holy terrors when they go out to dinner but there are enough that it is a problem. I would never have let my children get away with what some parents let theirs do.
  • Karl 2011/07/14 07:11:18
    Yes
    Karl
    +1
    When I am at a more expensive restaurant with a more adult setting, I want to actually be able to enjoy the food that I'm eating. Places that don't have kids menus are usually not very great places to take your kids anyway.
  • jay jones 2011/07/14 03:05:10
    Yes
    jay jones
    +1
    This is a good Idea,
  • ACE 2011/07/14 01:44:04
    Yes
    ACE
    +1
    we reserve the right to refuse service to anybody. ever hear of that?
  • Willski 2011/07/13 23:39:24
    Yes
    Willski
    +1
    there are dozens of restaurants (and food serving pubss) within walking distance of my house (i walk a long way mind you) that ban all children.
  • Don Leuty 2011/07/13 21:32:10
    Yes
    Don Leuty
    +1
    With the inability of many so-called parents to control the behaviour of their off-spring, I'm one of those who would gladly patronize this business. He is free to refuse to serve the rug rats.
  • Gloria 2011/07/13 20:40:36
    Yes
    Gloria
    +1
    It would attract people who want it to be quiet to able to hear conversation & music or read while they eat. Young people don't always understand that your child isn't the apple of my eye & I don't have to put with the noise of a temper tantrum everyday all the time you put up with it.
  • Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll 2011/07/13 20:11:11
    Undecided
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    +1
    McDain sounds like a grumpy old man lol. Must be some rough kids around his area. Sounds to me like age discrimination. Maybe he should also ban lame parents that can't control their children.
  • HappiestGirl 2011/07/13 19:05:05
    Yes
    HappiestGirl
    +1
    Of course they do! It's a private company!
  • Sgt Major B 2011/07/13 18:56:25
    Yes
    Sgt Major B
    +1
    Feel free to spend your money elsewhere it you're offended....
  • Sew 2011/07/13 18:46:24
    Yes
    Sew
    +1
    If you don't like it, spend your money elsewhere
  • Callaway 2011/07/13 18:46:21
    Yes
    Callaway
    +1
    Sure just as I have the right not to patronize McDain's. However I also think this is a pretty broad brush approach for customers when my son was five he could order from the menu and was never a problem not all kids are wild and stupid.
  • Billyk75 2011/07/13 18:33:27
    Undecided
    Billyk75
    +1
    Is McDains a gentlemens club?
  • J 2011/07/13 18:20:16 (edited)
    Yes
    J
    +1
    They have the right, as a private business, to ban whomever they choose. People who have no business having kids take them to eat at these places, ruining the meal and the relaxation of too many other customers. I do have kids, and I do have grandkids. And there should be some places that adults can go to eat without having the disruptions or children or drunks.

    I think it would be cool if they had over-30 restaurants, and under-forty restaurants, and family-friendly restaurants, etc.
  • tooner259 2011/07/13 17:43:44
    Yes
    tooner259
    +2
    Where is this place???I live in PA,and want to patronize this fine establishment!!!
  • Snowbird 2011/07/13 17:37:50
    Yes
    Snowbird
    +2
    They can refuse service to anyone, yes. I was in a Denny's just the other day, and there was a child in there that screamed through my entire meal. It was most unpleasant.
  • SJG 2011/07/13 17:25:53
    Yes
    SJG
    +1
    Hell yes.
  • baboula 2011/07/13 17:15:16
    Yes
    baboula
    +3
    A private business can deny service to anyone as long as it is not against the law. Banning children under 6 is not against the law.....yet. They have probably received many complaints from other diners. There's an amazing invention - it is called "the Babysitter"
  • none 2011/07/13 17:11:29
    Yes
    none
    +3
    They own the restaurant, they can do as they like. Sometimes small children can turn a nice meal into a total disaster.
  • Adrianna 2011/07/13 16:21:58
    Yes
    Adrianna
    +2
    Absodamnlutely YES!!!
  • SimplyShannon 2011/07/13 16:16:23
    Yes
    SimplyShannon
    +1
    Yes customers have the right to refuse service of anyone, including children. It's not a big deal, parents can just get a babysitter if they want to go out to dinner at this restaraunt. I personally do NOT like when young children are in sit down restaurauts becasue they DO disturb other people who want a nice dinner.
  • J SimplyS... 2011/07/13 18:24:55
    J
    My daughter and I were in Olive Garden this weekend. She has an 8 year-old and a 4-year-old. In the booth behind us, a woman (with her mother and grandmother) had a child about 9/10 years old. She was loud and whiney. My grandson finally asked my daughter if something was wrong with that girl. (I think he was thinking mentally challenged). He could not understand her behavior in public. And my daughter was embarassed because my grandson got the attention of the waitress and asked for some more iced tea. Personally, I thought that was very mature. But, my daughter thought it was not his place to ask.
  • TiY ™ 2011/07/13 16:13:06
    Yes
    TiY ™
    +3
    Yes private businesses have a right to deny service to anyone for any reason.
  • Rex 2011/07/13 15:57:16
    Yes
    Rex
    +2
    Of course!
  • dePSyChO 2011/07/13 15:53:01
    Yes
    dePSyChO
    +2
    If they own it, I don't see why they can't do it.

    Kids under six can be really annoying anyway.
  • jacktown kid 2011/07/13 15:46:23
    Yes
    jacktown kid
    +1
    Sure they can but might lose business in the long run
  • brutusin~ Proud Apetheist 2011/07/13 15:44:59
    Yes
    brutusin~ Proud Apetheist
    +2
    It's their restaurant and their right. Don't like it don't go there. I would probably end up going there more, if the food is good.
  • Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥ 2011/07/13 15:37:56
    Yes
    Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥
    +2
    I guess they do, but it seems like it would hurt business.
    Apparently they feel the young children have hurt business.
    Time will tell.
  • Dave Sa... Dave Sa... 2011/07/13 15:39:09
    Dave Sawyer ♥ Child of God ♥
    +1
    I won't eat anyplace where there is a sign saying, "No Public Restroom". I want to wash my hands and I will need to pee.
  • alex 2011/07/13 15:28:04
    No
    alex
    +1
    i ment to press undecided, i can see how its wrong. but i would TOTALLY put my application in there if i lived in the area!
  • cmdrbnd007 2011/07/13 15:27:43
    Undecided
    cmdrbnd007
    +1
    I can remember about 2 decades ago apartment complexes where no longer allowed to admit only adults, they had to allow families with children so I don't know where this will end up. Now if the place serves alcohol then I don't have a problem with it but if it's a "family" restaurant then it seems like the guy is biting off his nose to spite his face. Just not sure it is a good business practice.
  • kresge 2011/07/13 15:23:13
    Yes
    kresge
    +1
    As long as its a private and not publicaly held business, then I have no problem with banning children. Actually, I live in PA, so maybe I'll plan a trip to McDains for a quiet dinner!!
  • Katfish 2011/07/13 15:23:10
    Yes
    Katfish
    +2
    The restaurant certainly can allow who they want. The people are also no obligated to give them business.
    It is called property rights.
  • merlinskiss 2011/07/13 15:21:18
    Yes
    merlinskiss
    +2
    Sure, it is a private business and I wish they all did it!
  • Death On Two Legs 2011/07/13 15:10:39
    Yes
    Death On Two Legs
    +2
    Well I'm over 6 so I don't really care :P
  • ELLIE 2011/07/13 15:08:53
    Undecided
    ELLIE
    +1
    Although I agree that kids under 6 can be a pain in the neck when you just want to have a meal,I don't agree with banning them.Just a corner of their own (and their parents ,of course) in some seperate part would have done the trick.I know how it feels like when you want to take the family out for a treat and then the little dears start playing up.It's as upsetting and embarrassing for the parents too.
  • albinolime ELLIE 2011/07/13 18:08:00
    albinolime
    +1
    Kids are not allowed in bars, and not because it's illegal.....
  • ELLIE albinolime 2011/07/13 18:12:08
    ELLIE
    In the UK we have family rooms in pubs.Restaurants too.
  • albinolime ELLIE 2011/07/13 18:13:33
    albinolime
    +1
    While there are no family rooms, there are restaurants with a bar in another area. Children are allowed in bars in some places, as long as the parent is with them.
  • ELLIE albinolime 2011/07/13 18:17:16
    ELLIE
    +1
    That's good.Thanks albino.So no real point in the banning then.Just one Restaurant wanting to make a point.
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