Mom slams Georgia’s Toccoa River restaurant after charging her $50 for ‘unable to raise her ‘badly behaved’ children – so whose side are YOU on?

A couple were left stunned and are now venting after a Georgia restaurant added a $50 “unable to parent” surcharge to their bill due to the alleged bad behavior of their “noisy” children.

Lyndsey Landmann and her husband Kyle criticized Toccoa River Restaurant in Blue Ridge, while Kyle took to Google two weeks ago to leave a review saying he was “disappointed with the experience.”

“The owner came out and told me he had added $50 to my bill because of my children’s behavior,” he wrote. “My children watched a tablet until the food arrived, ate their food and my wife took them outside while I waited and paid the bill.”

Kyle’s wife, Lyndsey, told TODAY she was shocked – and insisted her brood was well-behaved.

The Florida couple was with their three young boys and four other families. There were eleven children at the table, ranging from three to eight years old.

Lyndsey and Kyle Landmann visited Toccoa Riverside Restaurant in Georgia with four other families

After the couple had to pay $50 due to their children's behavior, Kyle posted the restaurant online and wrote that he was

After the couple had to pay $50 due to their children’s behavior, Kyle posted the restaurant online and wrote that he was “disappointed with the experience”

The owner, Tim Richter, said the children were

The owner, Tim Richter, said the children were “too loud” and running around unsupervised

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“The kids sat on one side of the table and they were so nice,” Landmann said. “I even said halfway through the meal, ‘I can’t believe how well behaved they are.'”

After dessert, some parents took their children to the water — and that’s when restaurant owner Tim Richter stepped up, Landmann said.

Richter told the party about the additional surcharge on the menu, which reads: “Adult Surcharge: For adults who are unable to be parents.

‘Be respectful of staff, property and yourself. No respect, no service.’

Landman said she expected a compliment and would be told she wouldn’t be charged, but Richter said $50 would be added to each bill at their table.

When Landmann asked for an explanation, she claimed Richter told her they were “too loud.”

He was angry that the children were “running around outside” even though they were supervised by adults, she said.

“I thought, ‘They were quiet the whole time.’ He got in our faces and told us we belonged to Burger King and not his restaurant. We asked to speak to the owner and he said he was the owner,” Landmann explained.

“I looked around the restaurant and everyone was frozen watching the show he was putting on. He screamed.’

The menu states an 'adult supplement' for 'adults who are unable to parent'

The menu states an ‘adult supplement’ for ‘adults who are unable to parent’

Lyndsey says she was shocked when Richter told her about the accusation because the kids 'were so good'

Lyndsey says she was shocked when Richter told her about the accusation because the kids ‘were so good’

She claims the owner became enraged and started shouting at her, attracting the attention of other guests

She claims the owner became enraged and started shouting at her, attracting the attention of other guests

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant is over an hour's drive from Atlanta, located on a river

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant is over an hour’s drive from Atlanta, located on a river

The eatery offers traditional American dishes and seafood, such as shrimp, scallops and fish

The eatery offers traditional American dishes and seafood, such as shrimp, scallops and fish

Richter declined to appear on camera, but he told Channel 2 News he introduced the surcharge a few years ago during the pandemic.

The 61-year-old said he never threatened to charge anyone until a few weeks ago when a family visited whose nine children were “running all over the restaurant.”

Richter said he never actually sued the family, just issued a warning, adding, “We want parents to be parents.”

However, several other Google reviews have criticized the quality of service and the owner’s attitude, including one review warning guests with children to stay away.

“We were three adults, two children and our four month old baby and since we entered the place they were giving us bad looks,” reads one review.

‘Later my wife was rocking the baby (not crying, just to get him to sleep) and this ‘manager’ told her you don’t do that in a fancy restaurant (obviously this isn’t a fancy restaurant) and later moved our stroller in a bad way.”

A woman who claims to have been at the restaurant wrote: ‘I’ve been on the waitress side of this too. Your $5 tip isn’t worth the headache of hearing your child scream, throw food or trash on the floor table or at someone. Why not check your child! Or eat AT HOME!’

The restaurant is hidden in the mountains, about a two-hour drive from Atlanta.

It offers entrees such as catfish, shrimp and scallops ranging in price from $21 to $39.

The menu says customers will be charged an additional 18 percent gratuity for parties of more than six people, parties requesting separate checks and parties ordering from the birthday menu.

There is also a $3 fee listed for sharing food. A note states that the prices on the menu are for cash payments only, and that a 3.5% surcharge will be charged for non-cash payments.