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Popular Fast Food Restaurant Takes Down Sign About Only Allowing “Well Behaved” Kids To Eat There

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Popular Fast Food Restaurant Takes Down Sign About Only Allowing “Well Behaved” Kids To Eat There

It’s never simple to take on all that comes with parenthood.

You are responsible for their well-being and development into responsible, law-abiding adults, as well as for keeping them safe, cherished, and cared for.

I can attest to the fact that it isn’t uncommon to feel like a failure at the latter, despite succeeding at all times.

Kids go through no end of phases that seem as though they’re especially designed to test the patience of their mothers and father.

Of course, instilling moral values in your child is crucial, but if your child has a disposition toward defiance, no number of regulations will prevent them from acting out.

After all, kids will be kids.

Fortunately, most people are aware of this, so public outings where your child throws a tantrum are usually not as awful as they would seem to be in advance.

It’s a relief to know that most people can roll with the punches when it comes to the unpredictable and ever-shifting antics of young children.

Which is perhaps why one Arby’s in Minnesota caused such a commotion when they installed a new sign to the front of their restaurant a few years ago attempting to limit the sort of children coming in.

Christine Hemsworth, a mother of three, recounts an October 2019 visit to the Arby’s in her hometown of Elk River.

She was taken aback to find a new sign on the door that stated, “Only well behaved Children who can keep their food on their trays and their bottoms on their seats are welcome. If you can’t do this you will be asked to leave.”

Christine was immediately nervous, and not just because she was a mother of a toddler.

She explained to KARE 11: “I was like ‘oh gosh.’ I’ve got a two-year-old with me and he doesn’t always keep his fries on the tray or his bottom on the seat. He sometimes stands up.”

Christine stated she couldn’t relax during the course of the meal, but she decided to go ahead and use the coupon for a family supper nonetheless.

“It was kind of uncomfortable in the restaurant the time we were there,” she explained.

Christine shared her thoughts on the peculiar Arby’s poster in a status update after she returned home. “I’m not a complainer — I’m really not,” she told TODAY. “But this just didn’t sit well with me. The manager could have addressed the message to people individually, not assigned it to the general public.”

In the past few years, Christine’s story has, unsurprisingly, been retold online multiple times.

Every time this happens, it causes a heated discussion among readers, with some saying that Arby’s is incorrect. However, the vast majority of people believe that it is the responsibility of parents to instill proper discipline in their children.

“Too bad,” one wrote. “I hate it when parents cannot control their children. My son is now 30 and has most respect for others because I raised him to be respectful of others.”

“They need a sign that says “only well behaved parents” 😂” another added.

A third stated: “Eating out in nice restaurants is a luxury for most of us these days! If I’m spending that much money, I dont want to listen to screaming kids!“

A fourth chimed: “We don’t have Sunday lunches out anymore due to the chaos and noise of poorly raised children – not their fault but the parents.“

Arby’s made an apology statement after Christine’s social media post.

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“We recognize the language on this sign was insensitive. We removed it quickly, and have disciplined the manager and team working at the restaurant. It does not reflect our company values and the family-friendly environment we aim to provide in all of our restaurants,” a spokesperson told TODAY.

Is Arby’s crazy for putting up the sign, in your opinion? Please share your opinions with us!

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