Let’s face it – nobody wants to get their lunch ruined by the crying snotty kid on the next table. Fortunately, you won’t have to go through such moments if you’re dining at the Old Fisherman’s Grotto in Monterey, California.
A couple of years ago Chris Shake, the owner of the Old Fisherman’s Grotto, put a sign in his restaurant that said he won’t provide any highchairs or booster chairs for those customers who want to bring their babies or toddlers to eat with them. Nowadays the sign has an addition, which states that baby strollers are also forbid, as well as noisy or crying children. Shake explained that babies and noisy kids are a distraction for the customers, to say the least. He also said that if somebody didn’t agree with the rules, then they were free to go somewhere else.
These rules don’t seem to affect his business in a negative way. According to Shake, the restaurant hasn’t had a bad year and it’s still growing ever since it opened 20 years ago.