Good for this restaurant, Grant Park Pizza, in Atlanta Geogia.
"parents let there kids roam the place" [sic], "loud, unruly children...seem to take over periodically," and "I can't stand a misbehaving child- though I dislike their parents more!" Also, owner Donnie Parmer says there was an incident where "a child hit a customer in the head with a toy that was not that customer's child. Or toy." (MyFoxAtlanta, via Eater.com)
The disclaimer on the menu:
“Dear all present and future patrons: GCP is proud of its reputation as a family restaurant, a title that we will work to keep. Unfortunately a number of our diners have posted unpleasant experiences because of crying and unsupervised children. To ensure that all diners have an enjoyable lunch or dinner with us we respectfully ask that parents tend to their crying tots outside.”
Donnie Parmer, the restaurant’s co-owner, says he wants to make it clear he likes kids, and he wants them there. He says Grant Central Pizza is a family establishment. But, he says, he doesn’t want one person to ruin the experience for eve
Yes, this is advertised as a "family restaurant" and customers should know what to expect -- kids -- but is it too much to ask the parents to control their children? No, it is not too much to ask. I applaud this business owner and I hope people (without unruly children) pack the place.
Be sure to read the comments at My Fox Atlanta, they seem to be 99% in favor of the restaurant and owner.