A ban on children in one North Carolina restaurant has turned into a great business move.
A North Carolina restaurant is seeing a surge in reservations since imposing a ban on children under five years old. Caruso's is an upscale Italian eatery in Mooresville and decided to impose the ban after asking a family to leave when their daughter refused to turn down the volume on her iPad. Her parents refused to take control of the situation, so out they went.
Though that iPad incident was the last straw, it took a lot of complaints to finally impose the ban. “I had several customers complain, get up and leave because children were bothering them, and the parents were doing nothing,” Caruso’s owner says. “It started to feel like it wasn’t Caruso’s anymore, that it was a local pizzeria instead.”
The kids' ban went into effect in January, and since then sales have skyrocketed. Caruso's is reporting about 80 diners a day at the restaurant, up from around 50 a day prior to the ban.
Source: Washington Post