Allegedly, some minors who ate at a Chick-fil-A chain restaurant spat obscenities at workers and damaged store property.
After repeated incidents with disruptive “children and teens,” a restaurant in Pennsylvania has said it would no longer serve unaccompanied youngsters.
A Chick-fil-A in Royersford, Pennsylvania, has announced a new policy in response to disruptive children who are brought there by their parents on the weekends and who then disrespect the staff and vandalize the store.
The Facebook post began, “Although we appreciate being a neighborhood restaurant and serving customers of all ages, certain issues need to be addressed.” It went on to detail the “inappropriate actions” that had been experienced by staff members.
The post alleged that some youngsters and teenagers caused disruptions by having loud talks that included “a lot of explicit language,” cursing at and mocking the workers, vandalizing equipment, stealing decorations, and even walking across the drive-thru lanes.
We are a family oriented restaurant and this will not be accepted,” the Chick-fil-A cautioned.
The message continued, “As you might guess, this is not a nice experience.” “For the sake of our visitors, employees, and the structure itself, we have made the following provisions. So, obviously, we can’t have things keep on like way. Thus, we ask that any guests under the age of 16 be accompanied by a responsible adult if they choose to dine at our establishment.”
The store confirmed that children shopping alone can still buy food, but they must take it with them.
The shop also explained that it is not condemning parents for their children’s actions, but that it can no longer accept the disruptive conduct of teenagers.
“Please don’t feel like we blame you for anything, parents. Without adult guidance, children and teenagers are learning to explore the world and test limits. In no uncertain terms are we going to tolerate their continued violation of house rules at our eatery. We recommend having open conversations with your kids about the kinds of things they could have witnessed or perhaps taken part in “And so it continued.
Megan Brock, a Twitter user, retweeted the post.
She responded to the message by saying, “When the local Chick-Fil-A chain needs to implore parents to teach their children respect and courtesy, you know that culture is in steep decline. A sermon on the decline of Western culture, this.”
Fox News Digital tried to get a response from Chick-fil-A headquarters on the post and policy from a local restaurant, but had not heard back at the time of publishing.