Saturday, November 5, 2011

Followup: Restaurant that banned children sees 20% business increase

If you wonder what happened to McDain's Restaurant in Monroeville, Pennsylvania after they banned children under the age of six, they didn't go out of business. They are reporting a 20% increase in business. Am I the only person with mixed feelings on this?
In July, McDain's Restaurant started a ban on children younger than 6. The story quickly spread from Monroeville and went viral on the Internet, being featured on CNN and Yahoo!

Four months later, owner Mike Vuick told Channel 4 Action News that he has seen a 20 percent increase in business at his eatery on Broadway Boulevard.

"To go in a positive direction of such a magnitude really surprises me," Vuick said Friday.
An email that was sent to loyal customers earlier this year said, "Beginning July 16, 2011, McDain's Restaurant will no longer admit children under six years of age. We feel that McDain's is not a place for young children. Their volume can't be controlled and many, many times, they have disturbed other customers."

1 comment:

Michael said...

If the politically correct thing to do is to allow your kids to be as loud as they want, then I agree with the owner of that restaurant.