Let’s play this entry Law & Order-style and rip a scene from recent headlines. On July 14, the Wall Street Journal ran an article by reporter Kris Maher called “Restaurant Bans Kids and Wins Fans.”
In short, the owner of a small restaurant outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania decided to ban children under the age of 6 from his establishment.
A paragraph from the article: “I’m doing this on behalf of all the kind, refined people who have emailed me who have had meals ruined,” said Mr. Vuick, a former high-school sociology and psychology teacher. “I’ve decided someone in our society had to dig their heels in on this issue.”
I looked up Vuick’s restaurant online to see what kind of place it is. To my surprise, it does not appear to be a fine dining restaurant – he bills it as casual, actually.
If you’ll read the WSJ story, you’ll see that while some folks applauded Vuick’s move, others said they’d never eat in his restaurant again.
I’d like to know what you think about what he did. Was it gutsy? Did somebody, somewhere need to do this? Or does he deserve to lose the customers he has alienated for being intolerant of little children in his restaurant?