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Picture this: you're sitting at a restaurant with your significant other and looking lovingly into their eyes. You're saying sweet nothings to them and taking a mental snapshot of how beautiful this moment is.
That is until a small child starts crying or running around your table.
Look, kids are cute and adorable and all that, but they can sometimes be a bit too much to handle. That's caused one American restaurant to enact an official ban on children to ensure that diners have a chilled, enjoyable experience. And it seems to have done wonders for business.
Italian eatery Caruso's in North Carolina requires 'proper attire' and there is 'no children's menu available'. Reviews on their Facebook page are filled with positive comments from people enjoying the peace and quiet.
Check out the restaurant that's also booming after banning kids:
"I read an article concerning your 'No children under 5 years old' policy and I love it," wrote Madison. "Nothing is more frustrating than sitting in an eating establishment with your husband for a night away from your own kids only to have someone else's child running around, screaming and throwing fits while the parents 'zone out'."
Jewell was far more savage, writing: "Great place to eat, and what's that I hear? The sweet sound of silence and not some turd bomb family showing of their sex trophy brat that screams and wales cause your too lazy to get up off your ass and be a parent.
"Don't like it? Then don't reproduce if you don't want the hardships and struggles of being an actual parent."
Restaurant manager Yoshi Nunez told the Washington Post he was sick of seeing kids come to his establishment and disturb the vibe he was going for.
The straw that broke the camel's back came in the form of a young girl using an iPad with the volume up incredibly high. Despite staff telling the parents to turn it down, they refused and were promptly kicked out.
That sounds pretty harsh, but I think we can all agree that you experience at an upscale restaurant would be slightly marred if you kept hearing Dora the Explorer or Candy Crush.
The ban on young kids was introduced in January last year and Yoshi has seen an uptick in customers.
But, of course, there is some opposition to the rule. A small percentage of the reviews consist of people who are angry, and are saying that what the restaurant is doing counts as discrimination.
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