Rowdy kids face hefty restaurant surcharge: ‘Unable to Parent’ fee sparks outrage

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Toccoa Riverside Restaurant, located two hours north of Atlanta, is under fire for its “bad parenting” surcharge, causing outrage among diners and making waves on social media.

The restaurant offers a diverse menu with dishes like steak, trout and American classics, but at the bottom of the menu, there’s an unexpected line item – an “adult surcharge” for customers deemed “unable to parent,” indicated by three dollar signs.

The menu reads: “Adult surcharge: For adults unable to parent $$$.”

Google Reviews have been flooded with criticism. One customer said, “If you have children, absolutely avoid this place at all costs. They have a $50 surcharge for ‘bad children.'” Another complained of being charged $50 even though their children were well-behaved.

The controversy gained traction on Reddit, with many condemning the restaurant for what they saw as a “discriminatory” fee.

The restaurant’s other charges, such as an 18% gratuity for separate checks and a $3 fee for sharing a plate, have also come under fire.

The restaurant’s owner has yet to issue a public statement, leaving questions about how they will address the backlash and whether the “bad parenting” fee will remain on the menu.

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