Georgia Mom Slams Restaurant For Charging $50 For “Bad Parenting”

Lyndsey Landmann and her husband Kyle, who took their kids to dinner at Toccoa River Restaurant in Blue Ridge, Georgia, wound up leaving a review saying they were “disappointed by the service.” That's because she and her husband were charged for "bad parenting." Lyndsey said her three boys were so well-behaved at dinner that she even complimented them halfway through the meal. After dessert, Lyndsey took the boys down to the water while Kyle paid the bill. That’s when restaurant owner Tim Richter approached to explain that a $50 surcharge had been added to their bill because their kids were so loud. There on the bill was the disclaimer: “Adult surcharge: For adults unable to parent.” Kyle explained that his kids were quiet the entire time, to which Richter replied that they belonged at Burger King, not his restaurant. The restaurant, tucked away in the mountains about 2½ hours from Atlanta, offers entrees like catfish, shrimp, and scallops, ranging in price from $21 to $39. The menu states that an extra 18% gratuity will be added to the bills of parties over six people, parties who ask for separate checks, and parties who order from the birthday menu. There’s also a $3 surcharge for sharing food, and prices on the menu are for cash payments only — with an extra 3.5% charge for credit/debit card payments.