4-Year-Old Thrown Out Of Restaurant For Violating Dress Code
Four-year-old Lewis Roberts wore a shirt that violated the dress code of an Atlanta restaurant. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shirt was quite offensive to the restaurant, other diners likely reacted in horror about how classless the joint was because of the child wearing a cute shirt.
…when he and his family tried to sit down for lunch at the Tavern at Phipps Plaza, he was told he didn’t meet the “Gentlemen’s Dress Code.”
After Lewis’ family explained that he was only 4, the hostess told them they still had to leave. When they asked to speak to a manager, the manager told them the dress code extended to “gentlemen of all ages,” and they were again asked to leave.
“If we would have thought for a minute that he was inappropriately dressed, we would have gone to a different restaurant to save the embarrassment,” said the boy’s aunt.
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.”