A Chick-Fil-A in Pennsylvania has recently gone viral on social media for implementing a policy that bans unaccompanied minors under the age of 16 from dining inside the restaurant.
“While we love being a community restaurant and serving guests of all ages, some issues need to be addressed. “Writes CFARoyersford on Facebook.
While it was not easy for the restaurant to come to this decision, it had to be done.
Chick-Fil-A is a well-known, family-friendly establishment. Groups of minors were destroying the family-friendly vibe with their behavior.
Chick-Fil-A Roysersford reports that the teens often spoke at an inappropriately high volume. They would have explicit conversations that were easily heard by other diners.
The teens would often leave trash behind on tables, chairs, and even on the floor. Vandalism also occurred in bathrooms.
To make matters even worse, the teens often mocked and mistreated employees. When asked to leave or change their behavior, employee requests were ignored.
Things were out of control. Chick-Fil-a Royserford decided that enough was enough.
“As a result, to dine in our restaurant, anyone under the age of 16 is required to be accompanied by an adult. If not accompanied by an adult, they may come in to purchase food, but must take it to go. “
Chick-Fil-A Roysersford acknowledged that not all teens were problematic.
They thanked and also apologized to the teens who knew how to behave appropriately in their restaurants.
It was not easy to create a blanket ban but the restaurant was left with no choice.
The community collectively seems to support their decision. Many felt that the ban was long overdue.
“I witnessed a group of these kids a few weeks back on a Saturday while trying to grab lunch and I gotta say, I’m surprised it took you this long to say something. Their behavior was awful and made for an uncomfortable experience trying to enjoy lunch. I fully support your decision and am sorry you have been dealing with it for so long.”Stephanie Draucker
Chick-Fil-A Royersford tried to not blame parents in their post. Other commentators felt parents should be held responsible.
Why aren’t you blaming the parents? It is absolutely a parenting problem. I used to supervise the neighborhood boys every Friday night at the mall’s arcade. Yes, I sat there while they played their games. I knew the staff, I knew the mall cops, they knew I was there and appreciated it. Letting your cherubs run wild in society isn’t parenting, it’s neglect.Ann Margararet
100000% support this. Thank you for taking a stand. Young children who grow up without adult supervision, rules, and boundaries face challenges as adults.Michael Lebiedzinski
Your restaurant, your rules.
Blame aside, the health and well-being of both employees and customers is a top priority for the famous chain. The ban will be enacted until further notice.