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Editor: Margaret Ryznare
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Restaurant Tax on Bringing a Baby?

From the London Evening Standard:

A mother has told how she was made to pay £3 to take her newborn baby into Britain's biggest restaurant.

Natasha Young told staff at the Cosmo restaurant that her son Kaedon was just six weeks old and that she was breast-feeding him.

But they refused to take the charge off her bill, saying the pushchair was taking up space in the 800-seat, 22,000 sqft oriental buffet restaurant in the Valley Leisure Park, Croydon.

Ms Young said: "I was told the pushchair was taking up space. It was full but I had booked a table. When I got there they said I have to pay for the baby even though he does not eat. I was told he was taking up space. I offered to put the pushchair back in the car and they said we still had to pay for the space he was taking up."

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