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PA Restaurant Bans All Children Under Six Years Old

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McDain's: Open for lunch, but not for kids.
McDain's: Open for lunch, but not for kids.
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Pennsylvania restaurant owner Mike Vuick has had it with your obnoxious children, and as of July 16, kids under the age of six will no longer be welcome at his restaurant, McDain's. No exceptions. According to Vuick, bringing kids into his restaurant is "the height of being impolite and selfish."

Of course, parents aren't happy, but Vuick doesn't mind: "You know, their child — maybe as it should be — is the center of their universe. But they don't realize it's not the center of the universe." So now adults of any age can enjoy their Shrimp Basket & Fries ($6.95) and their Fresh Alfredo Penne Primavera ($11.95, add $2 for chicken) in peace, free from the tyranny of shrieking, gurgling hellspawn.

The move has precedence: former Top Chef contestant Dale Levitski banned kids from brunch at his Chicago restaurant, and Olde Salty is North Carolina instituted a zero tolerance policy with screaming children.

· Noise Prompts Monroeville Restaurant To Ban Young Kids [WTAE]
· All Children Coverage on Eater [-E-]

McDain's Restaurant

4440 Broadway Boulevard Monroeville, PA 15146-4743

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