Is It Okay For a Restaurant to Charge Extra If You Bring Baby?
We wrote about a restaurant banning children in July, but what about getting charged just for bringing your baby into a restaurant? Well, it happened to one mom in the UK. According the London Evening Standard, Natasha Young brought her six-week-old son to Cosmo, a buffet restaurant in London, and she was charged 3 pounds (about $4.70 in the U.S.) because her baby’s stroller was taking up space. Young offered to leave the stroller in her car but the restaurant still said they were going to charge her. Another woman was charged for bringing her six-month-old to the same restaurant, even though the baby was breastfed (so he wasn't eating the food) and not sitting on a chair.
The restaurant has since put up a statement apologizing to the two moms for mistreatment and assured customers that strollers and babies will not be subject to a charge.
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