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<div class="quote-block">McDain's Restaurant of Monroeville, PA has had it with noisy kids. 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."<br><br>
Vuick believes that although kids may be at the center of their parents' universe, they aren't at the center of everyone else's too.<br><br><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/11/restaurant-bans-children_n_894548.html" target="_blank">http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_894548.html</a></div>
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I applaud him for doing this. I wish more restaurants would do it too.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Here's a story that's sure to give you indigestion ... a restaurant in Pennsylvania has banned all kids under 6 because they're too noisy. Yep, McDain's Restaurant and Golf Center says it doesn't want to be bothered with the rug rats, so they're not welcome.<br><br>
The restaurant's owner, John Vuick, says beginning July 16, kids will be kept from entering his establishment, no matter if they've proven themselves to be angels in the past or not since "their volume can't be controlled." Neither can mine, when it comes to cranky, rude people who won't even give children a chance.<br><br>
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Look, nobody finds dining with a loud, obnoxious child pleasant -- not even said child's parents -- but kids are part of society, as much as some people would like them not to be. Most parents know when it's time to call a meal quits and will remove the offender after all attempts to quell him fail. If they don't, I have no problem with management letting them know that they'll have to take the child outside for awhile until he or she calms down.<br><br><a href="http://thestir.cafemom.com/toddler/122892/rude_restaurant_bans_kids_under?next=11" target="_blank">http://thestir.cafemom.com/toddler/1..._under?next=11</a></div>
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What I find hilarious is so many commenters side with the owner. And I disagree that most parents know when to remove the child from the situation. I work in the food industry and I would say that most don't.
 

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I think this is sad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Kids should be allowed a night out with their parents.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kibbleforlola</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2937110"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I think this is sad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> Kids should be allowed a night out with their parents.</div>
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And that's perfectly fine, there are PLENTY of family friendly restaurants out there.
 

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And that's perfectly fine, there are PLENTY of family friendly restaurants out there.</div>
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I just don't like the idea of banning ANY member of society from an establishment. Prejudice is prejudice, even if it is against six year olds.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>danakscully64</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2937119"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Even minors from a strip bar?</div>
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Well, my opinion on strip bars really would derail this thread. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Well, I don't mind much.<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kibbleforlola</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2937120"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Well, my opinion on strip bars really would derail this thread. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"></div>
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Yes, not to mention the existence of *certain* pictures that I have. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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What's sad is the owner was pushed to make this rule, because of irresponsible parenting. I work in the food industry, I see it all the time. It's either let the kids come in while their parents let them control the entire atmosphere of the restaurant or make the place a safe haven for parents wanting to get away from their own kids and people who just want to enjoy their meal in peace.
 

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Fair enough. There are plenty of places in the UK that ban kids, either after a certain time (usually about 6pm), or just in general. I don't see what the fuss is about.
 

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I think it's great. I wish more restaurants would adopt a similar policy.<br><br>
When I was that young, my parents would take me to places like Wendy's, not "real" restaurants. They realized that people don't want a screaming 2 year old sitting next to them when they go for a night out.<br><br>
Unfortunately, not many people are as considerate as my parents were.<br><br>
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<div class="quote-block">Most parents know when it's time to call a meal quits and will remove the offender after all attempts to quell him fail.</div>
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Bull****.
 

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How do you all feel about retirement communities? My MIL lives in one that you have to be 55 in order to buy a home or an apartment in.<br>
Is there a difference other than the limit of the age?
 

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It's a private business he can do what he wants, and i think it's cool, at least one designated place for no kids, 'oh it's not fair to the kids' and it's not fair that there are no places except bars which don't allow kids in. What is with society and wanting kids to be everywhere, and if you don't let them then it's being prejudice? When the kid grows up it can go there, it's not the same as not letting blacks in because they are black, they will never grow out of their race.
 

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I have no problem with this. If I am paying good money to eat out at a nice restaurant, why should I have to put up with a fussy kid? I HAVE HAD CRAYONS THROWN AT MY HEAD while I was in a restaurant by some bratty kid who's parents didn't know how to discipline properly. There are plenty of restaurants that cater to kids. It makes sense to have some that cater to people who have a low tolerance for bullsh*t.
 

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Maybe they should make one room for families and another room for 18+ if its a big problem.
 

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I can't say I have a problem with it either. If people want to eat out with their kids, this might be in the only restaurant in the country that they won't be allowed in. Though I wouldn't have a problem with it if lots of nice restaurants started doing this.
 

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Well it's under six for this, i wouldn't want to have to go with all the little kids families at 15 because i'm under 18, maybe split off sections for 10 and under families, and the rest other places, and if any older child causes a ruckus then the staff is allowed to make them go to the other area.
 

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I'm not against this. My husband and I were out last weekend and walked by an outside table at a brewery with two screaming infants. We opted to get our drinks inside because of that...
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Kibbleforlola</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2937113"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I just don't like the idea of banning ANY member of society from an establishment. Prejudice is prejudice, even if it is against six year olds.</div>
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I agree with you there and I understand what the owner is thinking but its harsh to prevent children that age without their parents. No parents will not go out to eat then.
 
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