My boyfriend, son and I came to your restaurant recently for a post walk lunch. We had specifically chosen to eat there as we wanted a casual 'no fuss' meal and were expecting the 2 year old to be tired and grumpy and so thought a family friendly establishment was our best option.
We have eaten here before and by no means was I expecting a fine dining experience and considering how cheap your prices are it would take a lot for me to complain but in this case I believe it needs to be done.
We were sat at a table with a TV (not something I would usually allow my toddler to experience, since we quite like actually communicating with him over a meal but I had already man handled him kicking and screaming into the highchair before I noticed and well...pick your battles and all that) but this turned out irrelevant anyway since we were also seated right beside a speaker which was very loudly playing a playlist full of very inappropriate songs. I don't know what was worse, the way my son was staring oogle eyed at a television screen at a dinner table or the fact my boyfriend was dancing along to 'who f**** tonight ugh ugh' from the speakers.
Luckily we started a game of counting the swear words which killed some time while we waited for you to microwave our frozen meals. I had a curry, with a burnt poppodum, which all looked a bit sorry for itself but at this stage so did we so I suppose it fit right in.
I know what to expect at a restaurant like this, I wasn't expecting great food or service, just a quick convenient lunch before we dashed home for my favourite time of the day...my sons nap time. But surely it's in bad taste to play 'offensive' music so loudly in a child friendly place. If my son had been any older and more likely to understand the meaning and context of the songs we probably would have either had to leave or explain exactly what 50 cent really meant by 'I'll let you lick my lollipop'
I hope after reading this email you can perhaps have a chat to your staff about what music to play in a restaurant and also at what volume it's appropriate. Perhaps a small reminder that while everyone enjoys a little rap sing along with Eminem (I personally have 'Lose Yourself' down to a perfect art) that it's best performed in the privacy of your own home and not at work where young children with sponge like brains are busy soaking up new words.
However should my son go on to be a rapping, gold chain wearing superstar I'll ensure he knows the roots of his rap beginnings, the hungry horse in Thetford.