From the http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405270230422380457644439360479238... Wall Street Journal Online -
The owner of a small restaurant outside Pittsburgh is banning children under the age of 6, saying they regularly disrupted other customers' meals.
The move has touched a nerve and led to television and radio interviews from as far away as New Zealand and Australia for Mike Vuick, owner of McDain's Restaurant and Golf Center in Monroeville, Pa.
It has also sparked strong opinions among those who applaud his decision and those against it. Mr. Vuick said he had received 2,000 emails, running 11-to-1 in favor of his decision.
There’s "nothing wrong with babies,” Vuick said, “but the fact is you can't control their volume." He said all that screaming and crying disturbs many of his customers.
Vuick added that children might be the center of their parents' universe, as it should be. But he says they're not the center of everyone else's universe too.
Does it offend you that a restaurant bans young children, or are you planning on calling in a reservation ASAP!
I have to say that more than once I've had a nice dinner with the hubby become less-than-pleasant because folks at nearby tables would not control their children. I've had a Hot Wheels car get tangled in my hair and saw a dirty diaper changed right in the middle of my meal. I'm totally with the restaurant owner on this one.