A recent Seminole Heights Patch story about that they will be asked to leave has sparked plenty of debate.
The May 11 post had 18 comments as of Wednesday afternoon, plus more than two dozen on the Seminole Heights Patch Facebook page.
Local residents were divided over Cappy's stance on kids acting up at the North Florida Avenue restaurant, where a sign reads, "Parents, for the safety and comfort of everyone, if you allow your child to run, scream, or misbehave, parties will be asked to leave.”
- Patch reader Kay applauded the move, writing, "Bravo! Cappy's is now on my favs list and we will be there again soon! Parents need to stop and think that not everyone appreciates your 'little bundle of joy' and does not want to hear it screaming."
- Matt Wiley agreed: "Cappy's is not discriminating against families, they are merely putting a foot down and stating the obvious. If your kids aren't going to behave in the restaurant, get your pizza to go. Don't ruin other's restaurant experience."
- David Beltran commented that "the problems are not the kids it's the parents. Today lots of parents don't teach kids to behave in public places.They should remember the respect that we have to have to our parents way back."
- On Facebook, Angela Mann disagreed, writing, "I'm a behavior analyst and I work with parents whose kids are out of control. Kids (believe it or not) do not come with a manual and it's not necessarily that these parents are terrible."
- And Facebook fan Rachel Loughlin commented, "They have signs that say that? That's terrible! It's a pizza place, not exactly fine dining!"
So what's your take? Are you more or less likely to eat at Cappy's because of their sign and their stance on misbehaving kids? Do you have other examples of children or parents behaving badly at restaurants? Post your comment below and continue the conversation.