Now KFC Has Joined McDonald's In Banning Under 18s
Like many teens, I spent my fair share of Friday nights hanging around McDonalds. Why? Because there was fuck all else to do and I had to eat about three cheeseburgers to sober me up before I could go home.
However, that may soon be a thing of the past because two Maccies and KFC restaurants have banned under 18s from their branches.
A McDonald's in Meir Park, Stoke-on-Trent, made the decision to ban unsupervised youngsters after they had to call police to sort out a fight between a gang of 24 teenagers.
A KFC in the same area has now taken on the same precautions in order to try and stop any unruly behaviour whilst people devour their fried chicken.
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"The way some of these youngsters act can be scary for staff. People shouldn't have to experience that," KFC manager, Liam Dalgarno, said.
"Under-18s are not strictly banned from the premises, they can come in to order their meal but then they have to take it out. A minority had been causing trouble. Really they only came in for the Wi-Fi but we have reduced the distance of it so now it only reaches the doors," he added.
To be fair, if I'm mid-way through a Mighty Bucket for one, relentlessly stuffing chips into my mouth, the last thing I want to see is multiple delinquents scrapping.
Liam added: "We had problems on a daily basis and we work closely with our PCSOs and police officers. We have gradually started noticing a difference since this policy was introduced and these measures help the staff to feel safer at work."