ROYERSFORD, Pa. (CBS) — A Montgomery County Chick-fil-A says it is banning people under 16 from dining without adult supervision because of a string of “unacceptable behavior.”
The fast food restaurant’s decision was announced on Facebook last week.
The “unacceptable behavior” that led to the decision includes volume, explicit language, mistreatment of property, disrespect of employees and unsafe behavior, the restaurant said.
In the announcement, Chick-fil-A wrote: “We thought long and hard before posting this, but decided it was time. Often on Saturdays and days when schools are off, we have school-age children visiting the restaurant without their parents Typically, these children and teens are dropped off at a local bouncy house for several hours and then walk in groups to our restaurant.While we love being a community restaurant and serving guests of all ages, there are a number of issues that need to be addressed. be addressed.’
Chick-fil-A said it doesn’t blame the parents for the decision.
“Children and teens learn to navigate the world unsupervised and often push the boundaries,” it wrote on Facebook. “We just can’t let them push those boundaries anymore in our restaurant. We encourage you to talk to your kids and ask about behaviors they’ve seen and may have participated in.”