Come on now... do you really order from the "Kids Menu"?

on 2/13/20 3:27 pm, edited 2/14/20 3:44 pm

Often times, the Kids menu has horrible choices! pasta, breaded chicken tenders, pizza... I wish the kids menu had healthier choices; Not just for me (haha), but for my kiddos too! lol

Liz J.
on 2/13/20 5:41 pm - Saint Louis, MO
DS on 11/29/16

I've run into a few that are healthy. When I was in my first year I ordered off some of the kids menus. Texas Roadhouse, Sushi AI, and the Shaved Duck. All three were very nice and had no problem.

HW: 398.8 SW:356 GW: 175 CW:147

Sparklekitty, Science-Loving Derby Hag
on 2/13/20 8:15 pm
RNY on 08/05/19

If it's nuggets and pizza, no. But some places do actually have good kid menus. Off the top of my head, I order off the kids menu at Chipotle, Panera, steak places like Outback, and Applebees/Chili's/etc.

Sparklekitty / Julie / Nerdy Little Secret (#42)
Roller derby - cycling - triathlon
VSG 2013, RNY conversion 2019 due to GERD. Trendweight here!

Citizen Kim
on 2/14/20 5:19 am - Castle Rock, CO

If the restaurant is ok with you doing it, then ok, but people who carry a card from their surgeon and expect this concession are an embarrassment.

We're not 12, and restaurants have zero obligation to allow it. The kids menu is a loss leader for their parents to order full price items from the menu.

Sharing food is also rude UNLESS you tip your server 40%. Otherwise, you are stealing money from their family by occupying two seats.

I've managed 15.5 years ordering a full size, grown up entree of my own and either taking home or leaving leftovers.

Stay classy!

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

on 2/14/20 5:40 am

I'm 12.5 years out and I have not once ordered from the children's menu. I'm a private person and don't want to discuss my personal medical situation with strangers. I also see poor food choices for weight loss on the kids menu.

Liz J.
on 2/15/20 9:22 am - Saint Louis, MO
DS on 11/29/16

I never mentioned that I had WLS when eating off the kids menu, I just asked like a normal person. Plus I only asked if I found something that worked for me otherwise I just ordered off the regular menu.

HW: 398.8 SW:356 GW: 175 CW:147

White Dove
on 2/14/20 5:59 am

The senior citizens menu at Perkins always has great choices in smaller and cheaper serving sizes. They never cared if a younger person ordered from the senior menu.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

on 2/14/20 6:51 am

10+ years and I've never ordered from the kids menu. I prefer to order grown up food and take home the leftovers! I agree that the children's menus at most places don't offer much that teaches anyone about good nutrition and food choices!

on 2/14/20 10:20 am

I usually order a full-size meal... I just think it's funny that some use it as a justification (It's a smaller portion, so It's ok). I have ordered off of it occasionally (Buffalo Wild Wings since they have Naked Tenders) but I always ask before I order if it will be a problem. My hubs and 2 kiddos are with and typically they're cool with it. I would never try and take advantage of anything.

on 2/14/20 11:05 am

Nope. Even at almost 11 years out, I've always ordered a regular plate. Leftovers!


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