The restaurant in question was simply “fed up with the mess” caused by children. Following this controversial decision, the restaurant nevertheless received a wave of support from many customers and Internet users.
Unlike this restaurant in Belgium which is reserved for over 18s because of its erotic atmosphere, this is a completely different reason that led this establishment to prohibit its access to children under 10 years old.
Head to New Jersey. Nettie’s House of Spaghetti restaurant posted a post on Instagram a few days ago that caused quite a stir. And for good reason, the establishment has simply decided to refuse all children under 10 years old. “ We love children, we really do. But lately it has been extremely difficult to welcome children to Nettie. Between noise levels, lack of space for high chairs, cleaning up crazy messes and the responsibility for the children running around the restaurant, we decided it was time to take control of the situation ,” explain the managers of Nettie’s House of Spaghetti.
For the restaurant, which specializes in cooking, this decision was not easy to make, but it was necessary. “ This is not a decision taken lightly, but recent events have prompted us to impose this new policy. plus children under 10 to dine in the restaurant. ”
A controversial but sustained decision
The restaurant knows that this measure will disturb and will not be accepted by some people. ” We know this is going to upset some of you, especially those of you with very well-behaved children, but we believe this is the right decision for the future of our business,” Nettie’s House of Spaghetti.
Of course, the message posted a few days ago caused a reaction. And while some don’t understand that you can refuse children in a restaurant, others have shown their support. “ We have a 3 year old daughter and I am certainly not outraged and agree with Nettie 1000% ,” one comment read. ” We never considered taking our little one to Nettie’s because we want to enjoy our dinner, take a break. It’s not the right environment for a child anyway “, explains this Internet user.
“ If you can afford an expensive dinner, you can also afford a babysitter. End of story. If the parents are getting upset over something so insignificant, maybe it’s time for them to reassess their rights ,” she wrote.
Prohibit children in the restaurant: these establishments which apply this policy
If some restaurants make you pay a fine if your children are too noisy, others have simply taken a more drastic measure: simply prohibit access to their establishment to children. For parents, this controversial rule is not always accepted. But for restaurants that have implemented this measure like Nettie’s House of Spaghetti, it had become a “necessity” for the well-being of their business.
Moreover, in Belgium, almost one restaurant out of 10 has applied this rule. TF1 also wanted to understand the motivations of these establishments. ” I have nothing against children but for us, it’s more pleasant (…). We had a controversy this summer after refusing a couple with children. But finally, the press made our terrace known After that, we doubled the turnover! ” confides a restaurateur to the TF1 teams .
As far as customers are concerned, this ban is not a bad thing. A customer reacts: “ We prefer not to have children in the restaurant, even if we have children ourselves! ”. ” Already when I have lunch with my grandchildren, they don’t stay still, they move. I don’t like it. I prefer to eat in peace “, admits another.
And while the practice is illegal, more and more restaurants decide to prohibit entry to children… And you, what do you think?