Restroom and Retail Store We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service Sign - 12x6 - Rugged .063 gauge aluminum sign for Indoor or Outdoor use
Constructed of rust-free, .063 gauge, durable aluminum
Sign has pre-drilled holes at each end for easy mounting
Are “We Reserve the Right to Refuse Service to Anyone” Signs in Restaurants Legal?
Yes, however they do not give a restaurant the power to refuse service on the basis of race, color, religion, or natural origin. These signs also do not preclude a court from finding other arbitrary refusals of service to be discriminatory. Simply put, restaurants that carry a “Right to Refuse Service” sign are subject to the same laws as restaurants without one. While restaurants are Private Property, they are also considered places of public accommodation, and so must obey equal protection laws. A restaurant’s existence as private property does not excuse an unjustified refusal of service.
What Conditions Allow a Restaurant to Refuse Service?
There a number of legitimate reasons for a restaurant to refuse service, some of which include:
Patrons who are unreasonably rowdy or causing trouble
Patrons that may overfill capacity if let in
Patrons who come in just before closing time or when the kitchen is closed
Patrons accompanied by large groups of non-customers looking to sit in