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At Toccoa Riverside Restaurant, a quaint establishment nestled in northern Georgia in the United States, a controversial policy recently created controversy among consumers, drawing harsh criticism from disgruntled customers. This restaurant, known for its magnificent view of the Toccoa River and its refined menu, has taken a drastic step.
As stipulated on the menu photographed by one of the furious customers, Tim Richter, the manager of the establishment has introduced a fine for parents whose children are too noisy. “Supplement for adults incapable of parenting $$$”, it is noted. According to various comments posted on Google and RedditcThis surcharge would amount to 50 dollars, or around 45 euros for us. Customers spoke to local media.
On the Web, many parents are alerting and condemning the behavior of the man at the head of this restaurant. “If you have children, definitely avoid this place. The super disrespectful owner made a huge scene in front of everyone because our kids were ‘running around the restaurant’. We were told we had to ‘go to Burger King’ and that we were bad parents. They impose a $50 surcharge for ‘bad children’”, we can read in particular. Another customer, who came with a group of friends and eleven children, told Atlanta News Firstthat they were targeted by such a supplement and that a member of the restaurant had replied to them that it “had raised his children and he was not going to raise ours”. For his part, Tim Richter, the manager, fully assumes this parental surcharge put in place “few years ago” at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We want parents to be parents“, he said at the microphone of WSB-TV.
And this restaurant isn’t the only one to chastise parents whose children might be agitated. In fact, a few months ago, the name of another culinary establishment also created a buzz on social networks. At Angie’s Oyster Bar & Grill, a restaurant specializing in Singapore oyster dishes, the manager also imposed a tax of 10 Singapore dollarsor 7 euros, for families whose offspring are a little too turbulent. “This type of situation is not only dangerous for servers who handle sharp utensils and often very hot food; it is also disrespectful to other customers who want to spend a calm and peaceful moment”he explained to the local media CNA.