Did crying baby get mom kicked out of Piedmont restaurant? - KOTA Territory News

Did crying baby get mom kicked out of Piedmont restaurant?

One KOTA Territory mother is upset, she says she was kicked out of a restaurant because her baby was crying. Restaurant employees say they didn't force her to leave.
Jessica Cook, mother of a three month old baby girl, says her and her husband went out to Elk Creek Steakhouse with their baby. "She started to fuss a little so I took her out of her car seat and attempted to try to nurse her to calm her down," said Cook. 
Cook says her daughter hadn't been fussing for long, maybe a couple of minutes, until her server asked her to leave. "She just apologized but said that other guest were leaving because our baby was crying."
Katie Holm, the sever who waited on Cook and her family,  says that wasn't what happened. "Their baby woke up and started crying and it was really loud and you know we had some complaints," said Holm. "A couple got up and left."
Holm says she would never ask a customer to leave. "I suggested to the woman that perhaps she could take the baby out to the lobby and calm it down because it was interfering with our other customers dinning experience," said Holm. 
Holm says Cook chose to take their food to go. "They left and I felt bad but I was completely polite and professional," said Cook. "I never asked them to leave."
Cook says she just wants to be able to go out with her child. "Does that mean everyone with a child or an infant are not allowed to go out because they may possibly cry and upset other people, where do you draw the line," said Cook. 
Holm says she doesn't want to draw that line. "We just want everybody to have a good time," said Holm.  "We don't want anybody to leave upset, we try to do a good job here." 

This incident has gotten a lot of attention on social media; both parties have support and opposition.

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