Given that some fine dining restaurants in the United States already ban children below 6 years of age, should the kids restaurant ban law be made mandatory?
By: Ringo Bones
It was quite a shock for some parents who regularly take their children whenever they dine out on special occasions. But when the news story about some fine dining restaurants in the US banning kids under 6 years of age in their restaurant aired on NBC's The Today Show back in August 5, 2011. Even though there are some cities in the US who already have a mandatory ban on kids under 6 years of age from being allowed in fine dining restaurants, should it be made mandatory nationwide?
Even though most of us have experienced first-hand how unruly kids can ruin ones fine dining experience, especially if one pays good money for it and not to mention restaurant critics and fine dining connoisseurs at work - is a blanket ban really justified?
Some parents with relatively well-behaved kids are already up in arms - figuratively speaking - about some establishments having a mandatory ban on children younger than 6 from entering. They say the ban should be done on a case-by-case basis since not all children under 6 are "incorrigible". And children who are well-behaved deserve a break too.