NC Restaurant Bars Screaming Kids
Owner says the new signs are a hit
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff | Suggested by LazyPaperboy
Posted Sep 8, 2010 4:38 PM CDT
Stay at home, kid.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A North Carolina restaurant has angered some families—and relieved some diners—by putting up signs that say, "Screaming children will not be tolerated." The upshot? "It has been a good thing for us," the owner of the Olde Salty restaurant in Carolina Beach tells WECT. "It has brought us in more customers than it has ever kept away."

She says screaming children and their parents are asked to take time to calm down outside the restaurant, rather than being booted outright. Nonetheless, some parents are against the policy: "I've never seen a restaurant say, don't bring your screaming kids in here," says one diner who's also the mother of two. "You can't help it if your kids scream."