Kids too noisy at dinner? this family was thrown out and had the police waiting for them in the parking lot - for toddlers
Eli Gau and his wife Lillian Maliti admit their sons Ryan, three, and Ethan, one, can be a handful at times but said it is just normal kid stuff. On Sunday night the family of four went to an Applebees restaurant in Katy, Texas, for dinner. Everything seemed normal until Ryan wandered away from the table, as children sometimes do. Mr Gau said: 'They're kind of active. They act like children. They're not adults. I went and grabbed him, and as I was grabbing him, the manager came was walking to me.
The manager said his children were making too much noise and told them to leave. He had already called the authorities, who were waiting for them outside the restaurant.
Mrs Maliti told KHOU 11 she was stunned. 'I feel disrespected,' she said. 'This has never happened in my life.' The restaurant markets itself on its website as 'a prominent eatery [that] draws people of all ages and lifestyles with its fun, family-friendly atmosphere and signature bar and grill menu.'
An Applebee’s spokesperson apologized profusely for the incident and said the management team had mishandled the situation.
The family were invited back to the restaurant and given free dinner passes but Mr Gau said they would be taking their business elsewhere.