A North Carolina restaurant has put a ban on unruly children, with a sign on the front door saying screaming children will not be tolerated.
Brenda Armes, the owner of the Olde Salty’s restaurant in Carolina Beach, said she got sick of customers complaining about parents who couldn’t control their children during meals.
She said many parents allowed their children to treat the restaurant like their personal playground, misbehaving and ‘squawking’.
And the policy seems to be working, with business booming at the restaurant.
Mrs Armes said: ‘It has been a good thing for us. It has brought us in more customers than it has ever kept away.’
Gary Gibson, who was visiting Olde Salty for the first time, said: ‘It’s not very enjoyable when you hear a bunch of kids screaming. It’s nice to see a sign like that up.’
But Ashley Helfin, a mother of two, said: ‘I’ve never seen a restaurant say, don’t bring your screaming kids in here. You can’t help it if your kids scream.’
But Mrs Armes disagreed, and said her ‘no brats’ policy was here to stay.