4-Year-Old's Ninja Turtle Shirt Gets Him Kicked Out Of Restaurant

A well-behaved four-year-old boy was kicked out of a restaurant in Atlanta because employees claimed his shirt violated the dress code of the business.

Young Lewis Roberts thought the outfit he selected — shorts and a green Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sleeveless shirt — looked good on him. However, when Lewis and his family went for lunch at the Tavern at Phipps Plaza, they were informed he didn't meet the "Gentlemen's Dress Code."

Although the family pointed out that he was only 4, the hostess at the restaurant told them they would not be served. When the family asked the manager, they were told the dress code included "gentlemen of all ages”.

As Lewis’s aunt noted: "If we would have thought for a minute that he was inappropriately dressed, we would have gone to a different restaurant to save the embarrassment.”

The local restaurant would not comment for the record, but when upper management heard about the incident, the business released a statement clarifying its policy.

"(The) rule does not apply for children and ladies — for gentleman only," the statement read. "It was an embarrassing misunderstanding on our part. She's a manager in training who had a gross misunderstanding of our policy."

The statement included an apology for the incident and noted it was reaching out to the Roberts family.

Source: USA Today
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