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Old September 5th, 2008, 03:49 AM
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Kids too tall for kids meal

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...rant-tall.html

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Penny-pinching restaurant bosses refused to serve children's meals to brothers aged eight and eleven after claiming they were too tall.
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4ft 7in Matthew and 5ft Adam were barred from getting kiddies portions because the pair were 'too tall'.
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Restaurant manager Allen Liu said their policy was that any children under 4ft 11ins would pay the children's price but any child taller than that would pay the adult price for their meals - age made no difference.
Apparently the restaurant wouldn't comment on their policy for short adults
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Old September 5th, 2008, 05:38 PM
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In this case I think the restaurant is right, taller kids need larger portions, their body requires more energy since it is bigger.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 08:19 PM
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It's a kids mal. If their parents or they figure it will be enough for them to eat, then what does body size have to do with it? A kid is a kid until they are a teenager.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 11:10 PM
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It's a kids mal. If their parents or they figure it will be enough for them to eat, then what does body size have to do with it? A kid is a kid until they are a teenager.
use a little common sense. the size of the kid have a lot to do with the size of the meal. It sounds more like child abuse by the parents to me.
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Old September 5th, 2008, 11:39 PM
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Shouldnt be advertised as a kids meal then. A kid is a kid regardless of size surely. If theyre that profit hungry they shd be advertising it as a Meal for Height Challenged People As Long As Theyre Under 4'11" And Have A Modest Appetite

PS mine are 14 and 15 and as far as Im concerned theyre still kids
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Old September 6th, 2008, 12:05 AM
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If an establishment doesn't let you choose what you want, go somewhere else!
my 11 year old daughter is 5'4" and wears a size 11 shoe and trust me, just because we get a small meal on the go somewhere doesn't meant that she's not fed well at home, it's not child abuse, that's absurd!
Say someone is abusing a child because you see them feed their child one meal, that's just crazy talk. If you want to foot the bill, just one week, of the money I spend on food alone for my three children, I'd sure let you!
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Old September 6th, 2008, 03:59 AM
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The management at Shanghai Shanghai restaurant in Carlisle are a bunch of twits, the bad publicity they received out of this could stuff their buisness. And it will serve them right.

If they choose to operate a buffet then they should accept that it is a swings and roundabout situation, some people will eat a lot others won't. The main reason places have a childrens price is so that famlies can afford to go to them.

Just think about childrens fares on busses, the child occupies a seat just the same as an adult, the bus company cannot put twice as many kids on the bus as they can adults.

Money hungry restaurant owners, if you ask me.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 09:05 AM
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Weird logic!

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Apparently the restaurant wouldn't comment on their policy for short adults
Children's appetites vary and sometimes body size dictates how much food they require. There is no logic for placing restrictions on a child's height unless it is a safety issue for fun park rides!

Height or no height, one is still dealing with a child based on age, which by law defines a child. Logic prevailing, I've seen short kids eating far more than their taller peers! So what would the owner do about a short kid with a large appetite!??

It sounds like the restriction was unlawful, because while the owner recognised a child by age, the owner discriminated against a child based on that child's height.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 02:54 PM
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A bit off topic, but in the same thought.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...model-bus.html
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Old September 6th, 2008, 03:05 PM
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The UK's one crazy place these days I suppose that the bus driver doesnt let most men on his bus then? 5'11'' is hardly excessively tall
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Old September 9th, 2008, 09:53 PM
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The UK's one crazy place these days I suppose that the bus driver doesnt let most men on his bus then? 5'11'' is hardly excessively tall

Well, the authority has acknowledged that the bus driver was wrong...funny he ain't owning up
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Old September 10th, 2008, 03:00 AM
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Sometimes to be tall is very a disadvantage. hehee....
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