What Would You Do If Popular Restaurant Banned Teenagers in Twin Falls?
What would you do? What would you do if one of your favorite eating establishments made a rule you had to be 16 or older to enter? This wouldn't affect you directly, but if your kids can't go into a fast food chain or restaurant, would it change how you view and support that place? In Twin, your child could drive and have a job, but wouldn't be able to enter at a fast food chain to get lunch. It may seem silly and impossible, but this recently happened at a fast food chain in Pennsylvania, and has me wondering, if this happened in Twin Falls what would you do?
Chick-Fil-A Bans Teenagers from Store
Recently in Pennsylvania, a Chick-Fil-A banned teenagers 16 and under from eating in their store without the supervision of adults, after the minors stole decorations, threw food, used foul language, and were rude to employees. The reaction to the new rule has been mixed online and got me thinking about how this would go over in Twin Falls. The location of our Chick-Fil-A in Twin makes this rule less severe, as it isn't near any neighborhoods or schools, but if the location were in front of Walmart, would the backlash be worse? More than half of the students wouldn't be able to have lunch or an after-school meal at the establishment, and the loss of revenue would be significant.
Stores Banning Teenagers in Twin Falls
If a fast food chain decided to do this here, how would you feel about it? Is it a good rule? Does it make you not want to eat at the establishment? What if instead of a restaurant a store like Walmart or Target enforced this rule? With being able to drive at 14 in Twin Falls, would this rule hold up? It would make it tough for the kids in town to have anywhere to go to eat lunch, shop or run errands for their parents. If the rule were 14 or younger it may hold up better, as not many kids younger than that would be going into a fast food restaurant or store alone anyway. It could make for a nicer shopping experience, or it could hurt business for those that don't agree with it.
Teenagers would be upset, but as a parent how would you feel? If you aren't a parent, you may hope this rule passes to limit your interaction with teenagers when eating or in stores. While this rule is likely to never pass in Twin or the Magic Valley if it does, what would you do?