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(USA Today)   Group refused service at Atlanta restaurant because a member of the party's sleeveless t-shirt violated the "gentleman's dress code" for the establishment. The fact that he was 4-years old did not sway management to make an exception   (usatoday.com) divider line 141
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2014-07-03 09:57:13 AM  
The restaurant wouldn't speak with WXIA-TV, but after upper management found out about the incident, the company issued a statement clarifying its policy.

"(The) rule does not apply for children and ladies - for gentleman only," the statement from company spokeswoman Amber Stewart. "It was an embarrassing misunderstanding on our part. She's a manager in training who had a gross misunderstanding of our policy."


"Someone up on the Corporate Ladder saw it on the news and told the owner to take care of it, so they threw a manager under the bus."
 
2014-07-03 10:13:32 AM  
Maybe you shouldn't be taking a four year old to a restaurant that has a dress code.
 
2014-07-03 10:32:43 AM  
Any restaurant that turns away paying customers is just asking to go under.
 
2014-07-03 10:58:20 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Maybe you shouldn't be taking a four year old to a restaurant that has a dress code.


I'm guessing they didn't know about the dress code.  They actually said, if they'd known, they would have gone elsewhere.

That said, if the restaurant is fancy enough to have a dress code (whether or not you know it has one), then maybe it's fancy enough that people would think twice about a TMNT muscle shirt.
 
2014-07-03 10:59:41 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Maybe you shouldn't be taking a four year old to a restaurant that has a dress code.


Fixed.

Or, at least, not to a restaurant that charges $10.50 for a burger.
 
2014-07-03 11:18:20 AM  
I hear the words "restaurant" and "Atlanta" and can't picture anything more sophisticated than a Waffle House, so this article was a surprise.
 
2014-07-03 11:44:10 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Maybe you shouldn't be taking a four year old to a restaurant that has a dress code.


Some people consider "no shirt, no shoes, no service" a "dress code."
 
2014-07-03 11:53:00 AM  

Nabb1: TuteTibiImperes: Maybe you shouldn't be taking a four year old to a restaurant that has a dress code.

Some people consider "no shirt, no shoes, no service" a "dress code."


Here in Arizona, there are people who have "fancy" flip-flops and t-shirts for going out.
 
2014-07-03 12:01:09 PM  
Has society always been a bunch of attention whoring crybaby victims or does social media encourage it? Sh*t happens and we don't always get our way, get over it and STFU.

/dnrtfa
 
2014-07-03 12:10:23 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: The restaurant wouldn't speak with WXIA-TV, but after upper management found out about the incident, the company issued a statement clarifying its policy.

"(The) rule does not apply for children and ladies - for gentleman only," the statement from company spokeswoman Amber Stewart. "It was an embarrassing misunderstanding on our part. She's a manager in training who had a gross misunderstanding of our policy."


"Someone up on the Corporate Ladder saw it on the news and told the owner to take care of it, so they threw a manager under the bus."


Isn't that policy kind of sexist?
 
2014-07-03 12:12:56 PM  

JoieD'Zen: Has society always been a bunch of attention whoring crybaby victims or does social media encourage it? Sh*t happens and we don't always get our way, get over it and STFU.

/dnrtfa


Oh, lord, not another thread about the "Hobby Lobby" case...
 
2014-07-03 12:31:06 PM  

jchic: Any restaurant that turns away paying customers is just asking to go under.


No soup for you!
 
2014-07-03 12:32:52 PM  
I hate going to restaurants with dress codes. I also hate sleeveless shirts. So, this article has no winner.

Also, have you ever noticed the fatter the woman, the less sleeve she wears?
 
2014-07-03 12:39:45 PM  
Who here -- besides myself -- is old enough to recall the 'No shirt. No shoes. No service.' signs on the entrances to many businesses, especially grocery and restaurant?

There's still a few around today -- and I walk into those places to discover customers wandering around -- especially little kids -- barefoot. I've seen adult males walk in wearing only socks. Some girls have waltzed in barefoot, but they tend to be of the rather portly type, usually with cheesy tattoos randomly applied to their arms and having round faces with a perpetual scowl etched into them.

I have yet to find anyone actually being tossed out of a store for doing so -- in this day and age.
 
2014-07-03 12:40:02 PM  

EvilEgg: OtherLittleGuy: The restaurant wouldn't speak with WXIA-TV, but after upper management found out about the incident, the company issued a statement clarifying its policy.

"(The) rule does not apply for children and ladies - for gentleman only," the statement from company spokeswoman Amber Stewart. "It was an embarrassing misunderstanding on our part. She's a manager in training who had a gross misunderstanding of our policy."


"Someone up on the Corporate Ladder saw it on the news and told the owner to take care of it, so they threw a manager under the bus."

Isn't that policy kind of sexist?


Not so much "sexist" as " a violation of public accommodation laws"  but one that is often allowed by the Civil rights enforcement folks, assuming they have NO dress code for women but do have one for men.
 
2014-07-03 12:52:50 PM  
Interesting that a bunch of Yelp reviews talk about how the waitresses there dress like strippers.
 
2014-07-03 01:22:19 PM  
The asinine part is that USAToday thinks this story is national news.
 
2014-07-03 01:23:02 PM  
When I was a lad, we all dressed for dinner and for restaurants.
Nowadays, people are pigs.
 
2014-07-03 01:23:05 PM  

Nabb1: TuteTibiImperes: Maybe you shouldn't be taking a four year old to a restaurant that has a dress code.

Some people consider "no shirt, no shoes, no service" a "dress code."


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2014-07-03 01:25:30 PM  
I can see why there is a dress code like that. Nothing murders your business like being known as a dive where rednecks hang out.

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2014-07-03 01:28:17 PM  
No shirt, no shoes, no dice......
 
2014-07-03 01:28:25 PM  
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Put a tie on him and he will look like a banker.
 
2014-07-03 01:29:00 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope:
That said, if the restaurant is fancy enough to have a dress code (whether or not you know it has one), then maybe it's fancy enough that people would think twice about a TMNT muscle shirt.

If my TMNTII: The Secret of the Ooze MC Hammer pants aren't considered formal wear, then I don't know what to believe in anymore.
 
2014-07-03 01:30:27 PM  
At first I assumed that this is a restaurant where business people go for client lunches, but after looking at the website, it's just another hokey barstaurant with an entire section on the menu for nachos, and a Country Music Night.
 
2014-07-03 01:30:33 PM  
Oh come on, he doesn't even have pit hair yet!
 
2014-07-03 01:31:11 PM  

Rik01: Who here -- besides myself -- is old enough to recall the 'No shirt. No shoes. No service.' signs on the entrances to many businesses, especially grocery and restaurant?


I always wanted to walk in pantsless. And when confronted, say,"It doesn't say anything about no pants!"

I was a weird little kid.
 
2014-07-03 01:31:18 PM  

TV's Vinnie: I can see why there is a dress code like that. Nothing murders your business like being known as a dive where rednecks hang out.


Or helps it flourish. A local bar around here lets anyone with a pulse in, they do better than the higher scale places. Also helps that it's mostly cash transactions instead of mostly credit card parties. Easier to pay out your staff at the end of the night.
 
2014-07-03 01:32:06 PM  

ferretman: Nabb1: TuteTibiImperes: Maybe you shouldn't be taking a four year old to a restaurant that has a dress code.

Some people consider "no shirt, no shoes, no service" a "dress code."

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Heh, weird like Calvin, apparently.
 
2014-07-03 01:33:43 PM  
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2014-07-03 01:34:27 PM  
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2014-07-03 01:34:36 PM  

Rik01: Who here -- besides myself -- is old enough to recall the 'No shirt. No shoes. No service.' signs on the entrances to many businesses, especially grocery and restaurant?

There's still a few around today -- and I walk into those places to discover customers wandering around -- especially little kids -- barefoot. I've seen adult males walk in wearing only socks. Some girls have waltzed in barefoot, but they tend to be of the rather portly type, usually with cheesy tattoos randomly applied to their arms and having round faces with a perpetual scowl etched into them.

I have yet to find anyone actually being tossed out of a store for doing so -- in this day and age.


The "no shirt, no shoes, no service" signs have been replaced by the ones warning, "hey moran you haven't left your baby in the car have you?"

/First saw them at Wal-Mart
//They make me weep for society
 
2014-07-03 01:34:45 PM  

jchic: Any restaurant that turns away paying customers is just asking to go under.


The oldest restaurant in my vicinity is strictly 18 or over fine dining. Some times no kids around is nice.
 
2014-07-03 01:35:08 PM  

vudukungfu: When I was a lad, we all dressed for dinner and for restaurants.
Nowadays, people are pigs.


This. So much this.
 
2014-07-03 01:35:09 PM  
"I guess it's frowned upon for a turtle to get down in this establishment!"
 
2014-07-03 01:35:47 PM  

jchic: Any restaurant that turns away paying customers is just asking to go under.


Or has enough of a customer base that they can pick and choose who they want to serve.

I eat at "Jacket Required" establishments on a semi-regular basis.  I like them.  There is never some douche-bro with a backwards hat still on his head sitting at the next table drinking cheap beer.
 
2014-07-03 01:36:35 PM  

Gonz: TuteTibiImperes: Maybe you shouldn't be taking a four year old to a restaurant that has a dress code.

Fixed.

Or, at least, not to a restaurant that charges $10.50 for a burger.


Thank you.
 
2014-07-03 01:37:15 PM  
I hate to be 'that guy' but I really don't have a problem with them enforcing a dress code on a 4 year old.
 
2014-07-03 01:37:35 PM  
I tried to peruse the photos on their website to see what qualified as Gentlemen's dress code, but 99% of the pictures are of their female patrons like the one above.

You can play where's waldo and squint to see the occasional dude in the background.
 
2014-07-03 01:38:19 PM  
The restaurant must have had a no guns policy.
 
2014-07-03 01:38:36 PM  

RaceDTruck: This. So much this.


Also, from the yelp reviews...
"open face ruben sandwich"

That's like the stupidest thing I've heard of since I ate at a Johnson and Wales place and got one of their "pickles"
 
2014-07-03 01:39:00 PM  

jchic: Any restaurant that turns away paying customers is just asking to go under.


Meh.  This is Tavern at Phipps.  This is the mall that has Gucci and Versace.  Not to be confused with the mall across the street that is so gauche it has to settle for Nieman Marcus.

This is basically a bar run by a restaurant group, located in an expensive mall, and frequented by extras from The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
centraarchy.com

I farking hate it which means it will probably be around forever.  Everything I dislike usually does pretty well.  If you want some investment tips, buy stocks in all the crap that I think sucks.
 
2014-07-03 01:41:04 PM  

Rapmaster2000: jchic: Any restaurant that turns away paying customers is just asking to go under.

Meh.  This is Tavern at Phipps.  This is the mall that has Gucci and Versace.  Not to be confused with the mall across the street that is so gauche it has to settle for Nieman Marcus.

This is basically a bar run by a restaurant group, located in an expensive mall, and frequented by extras from The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
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I farking hate it which means it will probably be around forever.  Everything I dislike usually does pretty well.  If you want some investment tips, buy stocks in all the crap that I think sucks.


I also hate bars that have way more women than men, especially if they are the bored housewife type......
 
2014-07-03 01:41:10 PM  

Kiwimann: I tried to peruse the photos on their website to see what qualified as Gentlemen's dress code, but 99% of the pictures are of their female patrons like the one above.

You can play where's waldo and squint to see the occasional dude in the background.


Basically, it's where rich guys go to pick up gold diggers.
 
2014-07-03 01:42:05 PM  
I've been to the Tavern countless times as it is walking distance from where I live. I actually don't ever recalling seeing a kid in there. I will say they are pretty smug there and are very particular in their hiring practice. Waitresses are all drop dead gorgeous and wear extremely short skirts and bend over purposely to show their ass. Bartenders are for the most part are beefy snots that all try to emulate Tom Cruisen Cocktail with the juggling of bottles and throwing confetti in the air. They had a lawsuit not long ago where a couple of black men (one an ex NBA player) were asked to give their bar seats to a couple of white girls. They refused and were subsequently tossed out. If it wasn't so convenient I doubt I would go there often.
 
2014-07-03 01:42:36 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Maybe you shouldn't be taking a four year old to a restaurant that has a dress code.


i'm 38 and i don't take myself to restaurants with dress codes. even if i had the money to afford a place so fancy, i would feel uncomfortable
 
2014-07-03 01:44:18 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Kiwimann: I tried to peruse the photos on their website to see what qualified as Gentlemen's dress code, but 99% of the pictures are of their female patrons like the one above.

You can play where's waldo and squint to see the occasional dude in the background.

Basically, it's where rich guys go to pick up gold diggers.


Nailed it.
 
2014-07-03 01:44:52 PM  
I bet he thought he looked like a banker in it.
 
2014-07-03 01:45:22 PM  
Young children should not be allowed to eat out.........some kissing, fondling and fingering maybe, but that's *it*.


*runs*
 
2014-07-03 01:47:28 PM  
I'm guessing there were other reasons they wanted them gone. Kid was a convenient excuse. They were all probably uncouth and unsightly. They probably talked too loud and said stupid things. I'm betting they were budget eaters who tipped poorly. I assume they were lingerers and ice water hogs. To hell with them and all their ilk.
 
2014-07-03 01:48:42 PM  

Sybarite: Interesting that a bunch of Yelp reviews talk about how the waitresses there dress like strippers.


Amusing and ironic because A LOT of Yelper's complained about it and the management seems VERY defensive about those particular comments
 
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