Would you go to a restaurant with a one-drink policy for parents out with their children? At Peddlers Bar and Bistro in upstate New York, that's exactly what you're in for as a rule — no exceptions.
In fact, the long-standing restaurant policy (in place since 2010!) doesn't just apply to parents. The restaurant absolutely prohibits any customer who is the designated driver for a group that includes a child from drinking more than one alcoholic beverage at their establishment.
MUST-SEE: Restaurant Rewards Woman Who Has a Little Too Much to Drink
"We love children. Everybody loves children, and children don't have a voice," said general manager Melisa Gravelle. "I could never live with myself knowing that I killed somebody driving."
The policy is explained on their website as part of the "commitment to end fatalities from drinking and driving." According to the CDC, there were 10,265 drunk driving deaths in 2015. More worryingly, 16 percent of traffic accident victims 14 years old or younger were in accidents caused by drunk drivers.
If there is more than one adult there, the policy only applies to the one who says they are the designated driver. Patrons without children, on the other hand, are welcome to have more than one drink if they wish.
MUST-SEE: Texas Mom Finds Drugs in Teen's Bedroom, But the Girl's Explanation Is Even More Shocking
Gravelle says she's heard very few complaints from customers over the years about the policy. However, some folks are divided on social media about it. While some fans are praising the café, others are calling the rule overbearing.
What do you think? Too harsh, or right on the money?
You Really Need to Have the Booze Talk by Age 10
Dad Finds Bottle In Daughter's Sock Drawer, Gives Her a Talking To She'll Never Forget
Busy Mom Does All Her Shopping Online, Comes Home to Appalling Personal Note from Delivery Service
Your life just got exponentially better and more stylish now you've signed up for our newsletter. Fabulousness awaits!