Imagine going to a nice restaurant in Georgia after a long day. You’re tired, just trying to enjoy your meal, but there’s a problem. Some kids are throwing tantrums, running around the tables, and their parents seem to ignore it.
Well, a well-known restaurant called Toccoa Riverside, located in a beautiful mountainous area by the Toccoa River, got fed up with parents not controlling their kids. So, they decided to add a charge for “adults unable to parent” at the bottom of the menu.
Most parents don’t like this new rule. The menu doesn’t say how much the charge is, but according to some Google reviews, parents are being charged around $50.
One person said, “The owner told me he was adding $50 to my bill because of my kids’ behavior. My kids used a tablet until the food arrived, ate, and my wife took them outside. I was disappointed.”
Another review said, “Avoid this place if you have kids. The owner made a scene because our kids were near the river. We were told we’re bad parents and should go to Burger King and Walmart.”
The owner, Tim Richter, explained that he started this charge a few years ago during COVID-19. A family with nine kids visited, and the kids were running everywhere. He didn’t charge them but gave a warning. “We want parents to be parents,” he said.
Guests had different opinions. One person thought it was crazy, saying, “I don’t think you should do it because kids are cute.” Another guest thought the charge might be useful to remind parents of their responsibilities.
What do you think about this?