One upmarket restaurant has banned children under the age of five – reportedly after a little girl loudly played on an iPad.
The child’s parents, The Washington Post says, refused to adjust the volume of the device, prompting the restaurant to review its under-five’s policy.
In the aftermath, the restaurant has received praise and criticism for its decision.
Yoshi Nunez, the manager of Caruso’s in North Carolina in the US, told the Post: “We had to ask them to leave. They were upset, but they didn’t seem to care about what the other guests thought.”
He added: “We tried to be nice about the situation, but we’re here to take care of customers and we can’t tell a parent how to control their kids.”
The ban came into effect in January. And although some critics have called out the eatery for its policy, others have praised the decision, saying they too have had enough of loud children and loud electronic devices in restaurants.
“Since implementing the ban, the restaurant says they have seen a dramatic increase in reservations, and a spike in diners from about 50 to 80 per day,” reports the New York Post.