Should restaurants charge a baby fee?

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Should babies be paying their way at restaurants too?
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Restaurants often offer promotions wherein children eat free. Kids' meals are typically less expensive. These are traditional marketing strategies that account for two things: Kids eat less, and they typically come attached to at least one full-paying adult.

But a restaurant in Croydon, England, is apparently turning that idea on its head [h/t Eater]. Cosmo, an Asian buffet, is now charging a baby plate fee of 3 pounds (about $4.67 in U.S. dollars). Should parents be made to pay for a baby at the table, the same way a plate-sharing fee might apply? Would you go to a restaurant that charged a baby fee?

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