McDonald’s, KFC impose bans on teens in UK after fights

2016-03-02 14:37
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Stoke - A number of McDonald’s and KFC franchises in Stoke-on-Trent, UK have instituted a ban on teenagers sitting in the restaurant without a parent, following a huge punch-up outside one of the outlets.

According to The Mirror, teenagers under 18 will no longer be allowed inside the Meir Park restaurant in Stoke-on-Trent unless they have an adult with them, after eight were arrested and two air weapons confiscated during a fight outside the premises.

The fight involved 24 teenagers.

"We take a zero tolerance approach when a concern is raised relating to anti-social behaviour,” McDonald’s said in a statement to BBC.

"The few restaurants in question have regrettably experienced recent issues with antisocial behaviour and, in consultation with local police, temporary restrictions are in place for the time being.

"This is not a nationwide ban and additional measures apply to restaurants experiencing ongoing problems."

KFC also implemented the policy stating it as unfortunate, but a noticeable improvement could be seen in the restaurant, the Telegraph reported.

A local police officer told the Mirror that kids would hang out at McDonald’s after school to abuse the free Wifi.

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