This Restaurant Has a One-Drink Policy for Parents Eating with Children

This Restaurant Has a One-Drink Policy for Parents Eating with Children

It’s not every day the parents are the ones who’re held back by rules made by adults.

This restaurant in Clifton Park, New York is doing just that, by enforcing a one-drink law for parents who are enjoying meals with their children.

Most would assume, upon seeing the “One drink policy while dining with children” sign that hangs in Peddlers Bar & Bistro, that it’s a safeguard for the restaurant to keep excitable kids in check.

But, the policy is actually meant to keep families safe on the road after the meal is done.

Family eating meal around kitchen table

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The mandate was instilled seven years ago, but is only now getting attention thanks to a surge on social media. Peddlers’ general manager, Melissa Gravelle, explains how the rule was created to protect children.

“We love children,” she said. “Everybody loves children and children don’t have a voice. I could never live with myself knowing that I killed somebody driving.”

While most patrons appreciate the corporate responsibility of the bistro & bar, some patrons still criticize the wait staff for the ‘random rule’.

“They do get berated at the tables, and some come back very, very upset,” Gravelle said.

“But the managers go to the table and they explain, we’re not picking on parents, it’s just something that we feel in our hearts is something that we can do in order to help.”

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