A McDonald’s restaurant in Liverpool is set to ban all under-18s from coming in after 5pm due to a rise in ‘anti-social’ issues, according to reports.
A spokesperson for the fast-food chain has said the ‘decision has not been taken lightly’ to implement these rules for the site on Church Street in the city centre.
In a statement, they explained: “Over recent weeks, we have seen an increase in the number of incidents of anti-social behaviour in the area with our people being subjected to verbal and physical abuse.
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“We have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to crime and anti-social behaviour, and have temporarily restricted restaurant access to U18s from 5pm.
“This decision was not taken lightly and we are working closely with the police to find a resolution and help reduce these incidents.”
Under-18s who now visit the branch must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the site after 5pm, otherwise, they’ll be refused entry by security.
The ban is already in place and one person has already seen someone turned away.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, the witness said: “As I was leaving the security guard stopped a man he believed to be a teenager and told him they weren’t allowing people under 18 into the restaurant after 5pm without an adult with them.
“The man told the security guard he was in his 20s so he apologised and explained that the new company policy meant he couldn’t let groups of teens in on their own.”
The famous food chain has been in the news recently after announcing they will be increasing the price of their cheeseburgers for the first time in 14 years, from 99p to £1.19
McDonald’s has held out for as long as possible to not raise the prices, but due to the world economic crisis, they have been forced to make a change.
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