In Calgary (Canada), a restaurant discounts the bill of customers whose children have been well-behaved
The Carino Japanese Bistro has found a solution to avoid badly behaved children in its establishment. The bistro, located in Calgary, Canada, has a small dining room with just 35 covers. Due to this small size, it is forced to offer customers an intimate, cosy atmosphere.
To do this, and also continue to welcome family groups, Carino had an innovative idea: they offer a five dollar discount to parents whose children have behaved well during their meal.
The discount comes up on the bill labelled ‘well-behaved kids’.
This fun, slightly provocative offer has also gained the company good publicity when one customer who earned the discount took a photo and posted it on social network Reddit. The post was quickly picked up on Twitter and then in the Canadian and even international press.
The owner of the restaurant, Toshi Karino, explained his plan to Globalnews: “With the tables close together we wanted parents and children to feel comfortable without disturbing the meals of other customers.” He also indicated a wish to be discreet with the offer, which must remain a gift, rather than a commercial operation. “We don’t say anything. We don’t do it to gain customers. We simply thank them on the bill.