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Restaurant doesn’t allow ketchup for anyone older than 10

Ketchup may be one of America’s favorite condiments, but don’t bothering requesting it at this Florida restaurant.

According to Yahoo, ‘Mad Fresh Bistro’ in Fort Meyers, Florida refuses to serve ketchup to anyone older than 10.

The following statement is on the restaurant’s website:

“We know, we know. People love their ketsup. But honestly, be ready. If you’re over 10 years old, ketsup will NOT be provided. Similarly, salt won’t be making an appearance next to your meal, either. We simply ask that you trust us. We know what we’re doing! Part of the MAD experience is to trust the chef, and not have preconceived notions of what your dish is going to need.”

According to WXPI, chef-owner Xavier Duclos defended his rule.

He told them, “My burger has got a sauce on it already. There’s no point in adding a sweet sauce on top of that. I think ketchup is edible – on certain things. I’ll give it that much. But it’s just not part of my culinary agenda.”

2 comments

    • jlf

      It’s simple – you want to eat something that a restaurant doesn’t provide, you don’t eat there. McDonald’s doesn’t sell ribeye steaks, so you can’t go into one and demand something they don’t provide.

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