An Idaho mother says she received a note from two upset diners who claimed her 10-month-old son ruined their dinner with his yelling.
Katie Leach was having dinner with her family at Texas Roadhouse in Nampa, Idaho, when her son got excited and started yelling, KTVB reported.
“We all tried quieting him down which a majority of the time he did but he also was so excited to be around all the commotion,” Leach told KTVB. “He was not yelling to be mean or because he was mad, it was purely from excitement and being happy.”
Leach added that yelling was her son’s “new thing.”
“He will yell when I tell him no, when he's super excited and happy or just for no reason at all,” Leach wrote on a Facebook post to KTVB. “I'm doing my best to teach him indoor voice and to not yell back at me when telling him no etc, But he is only 10 (almost 11 months) and LEARNING.”
About half way through their dinner, Leach said two “Caucasian women in their late 50’s or early 60’s” slammed a note on their table. The note read: “Thank you for ruining our dinner with your screaming kid. Sincerely, the table behind you.”
Leach confronted the two women and explained to them that her son is still learning. She said the two women told her that their grandchildren never behave like that.
Leach then spoke with the manager, who apologized to her for the way her family was treated and even paid for her meal. She said the manager told the two women they could finish their dinner, but that they had to quietly leave after.
Texas Roadhouse spokesman Travis Doster issued the following statement regarding the incident:
“We're in the hospitality business. We want all our guests to have a great experience. We were voted one of the loudest restaurants by Consumer Reports. We are proud to be loud. If you want to hear clinking wine glasses and clinking forks, then this probably isn't the place for you.”