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Arby’s Restaurant in Minnesota Removes ‘Insensitive’ Sign Saying ‘Only Well Behaved’ Children Are Welcome

Classy Chain Arby’s Says Unruly Kids Not Allowed Because nothing says “class” like roast beef in a plastic wrapper, an Arby’s in Elk River, Minnesota greeted guests entering the dining room with a sign that read “Only well-behaved children who can keep their food on their trays and their bottoms on the seat are welcome.  If you can’t do this you will be asked to leave.” The sign didn’t sit well with a mother who went into the fast-food chain to grab some food with her two-year-old and 11-year-old. After posting a pic of the sign on Facebook, the reaction was mixed. Some commenters applauded that specific Arby’s for not tolerating parents who “let their kids run wild” while others pointed out that Arby’s isn’t exactly the first place where you’d take a date for a quiet, fancy meal. The bosses at Arby’s learned about the sign and say that they ordered the Elk River Arby’s to remove the sign and disciplined the manager and the team.  In a statement, Arby’s corporate wrote that the sign “does not reflect our company values and family-friendly environment.” How do you feel about seeing a sign like this in fast food establishments like Arby’s or maybe even a McDonald’s?  Have you ever seen parents oblivious to their kids’ bad behavior in any type of restaurant?



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