A Restaurant Adds $50 “Unable To Parent” Fee For Out-Of-Control Kids
Toccoa Riverside Restaurant in Blue Ridge, Georgia is getting a lot of attention for something mentioned on their menu…and it’s got nothing to do with food or drinks. The restaurant is adding a fee for bad parenting!
According to a report, at the bottom, there’s a notice of an “Adult Surcharge: For Adults Unable To Parent $$$$.” Those dollar signs signify a charge the restaurant levies on families with out-of-control kids running around and ruining the dining experience for other customers or annoying the staff.
Restaurant Charges Fee For Bad Parenting?
While no specific charge is mentioned on the menu, reviews on Google show multiple customers talking about a $50 charge that they were hit with, along with advice to leave the kids at home if you’re even thinking about eating there. That’s not the only charge this restaurant is adding, however.
It seems like they really have a thing for adding extra charges wherever they can. Looking at the picture above, there’s also a non-cash adjustment. There’s also a share charge. Additionally, gratuity is also included for parties over 6 people, those who use separate checks, and the Birthday Menu. To be honest, I’m shocked that they gave away the Wi-Fi information without charging customers.
Bad Parenting Fee At Restaurant?
I also think it’s strange that they can charge for “bad parenting.” Isn’t that a little vague? What one person considers bad parenting, another may not. Seems like a very subjective term that’s loose on interpretation. Kid cries once and is that bad parenting? I feel like we’re going to need a longer list of what is and is not acceptable, if I’m at risk of paying more. Is it a one strike and you’re out type of thing? I’m going to need more details here! If you want to say “no children allowed” just say that! I’d rather you say that than the restaurant charge me a bad parenting fee.
There are several other things that bother me when I look at the picture above. First, all the charges. Secondly, how vague “bad parenting” is. Lastly, what’s up with the punctuation? Why is it put like, “No food Permitted?” Why is permitted capitalized and food isn’t? It just reads like an elementary student wrote it up.
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