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    • SamOli94
    • By SamOli94 11th Mar 19, 11:57 AM
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    Is it acceptable to order a kids meal as an adult?
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    • 11th Mar 19, 11:57 AM
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    Is it acceptable to order a kids meal as an adult? 11th Mar 19 at 11:57 AM
    Is it okay to order a kids meal at a restaurant if you're a fully-grown adult? Some restaurants don't let you, is there a reason behind this?
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    • AndrewHawthorne
    • By AndrewHawthorne 19th Mar 19, 10:17 PM
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    You're a paying customer and you can buy whatever you like.

    Restaurants are service businesses and in my experience it is rare that they won't accommodate a request of any kind if they can reasonably do it, and that includes selling you a smaller, or children's portion.

    If your chosen restaurant refuses your entirely reasonable request, vote with your money and go elsewhere in future (or even cancel your immediate order). Perhaps also leave a customer service review...
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    Ricky Gervais covers this in after life. It's quite funny.
    Originally posted by Peter999
    Loved it.

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    • bylromarha
    • By bylromarha 19th Mar 19, 10:42 PM
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    I was refused in Harvester when I ordered a kids meal, making it clear it was for me. I was told they were only for children.

    I then pointed at my son and said then he'll have the kids meal. I then ordered the adult meal he wanted. When the dishes arrived, son and I swapped plates before the server had left our table. Not a word was said.
    Who made hogs and dogs and frogs?
    • boliston
    • By boliston 19th Mar 19, 10:56 PM
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    I often have the kids' meals, unless they state 'for under 12s only' or similar. Their portion sizes often suit me better, and sometimes are still too large - especially kids' packed lunch options!
    Originally posted by snickersbars
    You could say you were born on 29th feb so that would cover you up to 48 as you will have only had 12 birthdays
    • cheeky-peach
    • By cheeky-peach 20th Mar 19, 12:25 PM
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    My mother has a stomach condition and always prefers a children's meal as it's more suitable for her dietary requirements. She has been refused a few times though despite explaining it was to save wasting food.
    • Rolyan
    • By Rolyan 20th Mar 19, 12:43 PM
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    You're a paying customer and you can buy whatever you like.

    Restaurants are service businesses and in my experience it is rare that they won't accommodate a request of any kind if they can reasonably do it, and that includes selling you a smaller, or children's portion.

    If your chosen restaurant refuses your entirely reasonable request, vote with your money and go elsewhere in future (or even cancel your immediate order). Perhaps also leave a customer service review...
    Originally posted by AndrewHawthorne
    While I agree with your middle sentence, your first and last ones smack of 'entitlement'.


    That aside, there is a garden center and cafe near me that until very recently, simply refused to provide 2 spoons with their (very large) desserts. They were very open about it and even had a sign up stating that they would not provide 2 spoons to share desserts with!
    • dobbiesloan
    • By dobbiesloan 20th Mar 19, 4:55 PM
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    I use Greene King, they have a seniors menu that I order from.
    Fish,chip & peas followed by apple pie & custard. Not bad for 4:49.
    GONE ENGLAND
    • adindas
    • By adindas 20th Mar 19, 5:06 PM
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    You're a paying customer and you can buy whatever you like.

    Restaurants are service businesses and in my experience it is rare that they won't accommodate a request of any kind if they can reasonably do it, and that includes selling you a smaller, or children's portion..
    Originally posted by AndrewHawthorne
    Well, paying does not mean you will be exempted from the rule. The rule is there to serve different purposes.

    Using the same analogy what about people using school children ticket for traveling ?? Keep in mind children/adult posing as children are still customers.

    If your chosen restaurant refuses your entirely reasonable request, vote with your money and go elsewhere in future (or even cancel your immediate order). Perhaps also leave a customer service review...
    Originally posted by AndrewHawthorne
    Whether a reasonable request or not it is another debate as each restaurant offer a kid meal for different purposes.

    Vote with your money is exactly the option that people have and should exercise
    Last edited by adindas; Yesterday at 4:16 PM.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 20th Mar 19, 7:26 PM
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    I find that the local independents are much more allowing when it comes to childrens meals. within reason

    Say a steak is a six ounces, there is no where for them to off load the bit of steak you don't want ( say 2 ounces) unless their menu also makes say like steak sandwiches where the steak can be used

    Sunday roast, its usually only the veggie portion that differs

    etc

    Chains are not so obliging, unless you order of the Childs menu itself and for those choices, well I don't want fishmongers, chips an peas every time I go out
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
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