IN these tough economic times eateries have to do all they can to turn a profit.
However one restaurant’s decision to turn away a booking made by a bunch of teenage girls because they “don’t eat enough” doesn’t seem right.
Teenagers are left with very few options when it comes to socialising with their friends.
Too young to meet at pubs, teens often get together at restaurants and cafes. but if more venues decide to turn them away there will be nowhere for them to go.
It seems unfair to discriminate against people because of assumptions about their age and appetite.
Young men also face problems when trying to make a booking as a number of venues simply won’t take dinner bookings for 18th birthdays.
One chap contacted the Central Western Daily (CWD) upset that he and his family couldn’t celebrate his birthday dinner together.
The young man wanted the CWD to do a story about discrimination, claiming the owner had no right to turn down his booking.
As it turns out the owner was well within his rights to refuse the booking.
Apparently the publican had witnessed too many alcohol-fuelled birthday celebrations turn ugly and made a decision not to put himself, his staff and other diners, through that experience again
It’s a sad state of affairs that teenagers may soon be forced do all their socialising at home or at take-away food restaurants.