A controversy over the presence of minors in a restaurant in New Jersey was used by Applebee’s to announce a promotion for giving free meals to children at 36 of its locations in this state.
The announcement came after a competing restaurant in New Jersey, Nettie’s House of Spaghetti, announced that it would not accept children under 10 at its tables.
This restaurant argued that the presence of children under 10 years of age in the establishment generates chaos and puts people’s jobs at risk that they work there
But for Applebee’s, the controversial situation was only a call to win customers with a promotion that, unlike its competition, seeks to attract families with children of all ages at their tables.
The chain wants to make it clear that its tables are suitable for all familiesassured one a representative of the Applebee’s franchises that announced the promotion.
Free kids meal promotion can be claimed in 36 franchised restaurants by Applebee’s in New Jersey, said Tim Doherty, chief operating officer for Doherty Enterprises.
“We’re all kids at Applebee’s, and a lot of families have come and enjoyed a free meal,” Doherty said in an interview with Fox Business.
The executive of the franchise chain added that the promotion for children to eat free at Applebee’s restaurants It will be valid until February 26. next.
Nettie’s House of Spaghetti restaurant in Tinton Falls sparked controversy on social media after it posted on its Facebook profile that as of March 8 it will no longer accept children under 10 at its tables.
“We love children. We really, really, love them. But lately it has been extremely difficult to accommodate the children at Nettie’s. Between the noise levels, lack of space for high chairs, mess cleanup, and the responsibility of children running by the restaurant. We have decided that it is time to take control of the situation.”, can be read in the restaurant’s advertisement.
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Source: La Opinion