Restaurant Owner's Decision to Ban Young Children Provokes Strong Reactions

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A restaurant owner in Pennsylvania says his decision to ban kids under 6 from his business has drawn a generally positive reaction, but some parents are crying foul.

Mike Vuick, the owner of McDain’s Restaurant in Monroeville, told the Wall Street Journal that he’s received 2,000 emails in regards to the announcement, with the favorable outnumbering the unfavorable 11-to-1.

The ban takes effect Saturday, but restaurant traffic was already up 20 percent on Tuesday.

There’s "nothing wrong with babies,” Vuick said, “but the fact is you can't control their volume." He said all that screaming and crying disturbs many of his customers.

Vuick added that children might be the center of their parents' universe, as it should be. But he says they're not the center of everyone else's universe too.

One regular customer, though, told the Wall Street Journal that she was upset with the decision.

"All children do not have meltdowns, and I don't feel I should have to suffer the repercussions," said Stephanie Kelley, who has a 13-month old son.

Click here to read more on this story from the Wall Street Journal.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.