Doncaster McDonalds bans teenagers without adult supervision after anti-social behaviour incident

A McDonalds in Doncaster banned teenagers without adult supervision to combat anti-social behaviour problems.

Saturday, 20th January 2018, 8:04 am
Updated Saturday, 20th January 2018, 8:15 am
McDonalds, Sandford Road, Balby

Youngsters endured the ban at the McDonalds, on Sandford Road, Balby last week after an incident of anti-social behaviour.

One angry parent said: "My daughter and her friends used to like going for a safe place to drink and have a chat but now they are not allowed.

"The streets and local parks I feel are not safe after dark which is now 4.30 and sometimes they are not even finished school if doing after school clubs.

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"I understand some teenagers and children mess about in there but surely to turn away children without giving them the chance. This is discrimination."

The ban has now been lifted but a McDonalds spokesman said it could be implemented again at the manager or restaurant team's discretion.

A spokesman said: "We do not have a company-wide policy which restricts teenagers coming in to our restaurants.

"There is no formal policy at the restaurant in Balby – however, following an incident last week involving anti-social behaviour the team used their discretion to request that teenagers were accompanied by an adult."