Restaurant has one-drink limit for parents with children

New York's Peddlers Bar & Bistro wants to cut down on drink driving

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Peddlers Bar and Bistro

A restaurant in New York has a strict policy for adults dining with children.

Peddlers Bar & Bistro in Clifton Park allows parents eating with their kids to enjoy just one alcoholic drink.

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A message on its menu reads: "The Commitment to end Fatalities from Drinking and Driving requires ALL of us to participate. Each of us take [sic] part in our own unique way. We at Peddlers will limit one of the responsible adults to 1 alcoholic beverage while dining with children. Our goal is to protect all children dining with us. We appreciate the respect that we anticipate you will show for this policy."

Melisa Gravelle, GM of Peddlers Bar & Bistro, told WKBN: "We love children. Everybody loves children and children don't have a voice.

"I could never live with myself knowing that I killed somebody driving. I could never do that...it's a choice that you can avoid."

While the restaurant does not have the legal rights to enforce the policy, it has been implemented since 2010.

Customer Barb Buckley said: "I'm a former educator and I think it's a great policy. When you think about the responsibility that a parent has to protect their children, I think it's a great policy. I'm behind them 100 percent."

While many are happy with the policy, some diners disagree.

Gravelle said some waitresses "get berated at the tables and some come back very upset.

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