Chinese restaurant tells girl, 9, she’s too tall to have free kids meal deal

A mum has hit out at a Chinese restaurant – claiming her daughter is being discriminated against because she is tall.

Each year Wing Wah Chinese Restaurant, in Burton, Staffordshire, offers free meals for youngsters accompanied by an adult during the school holidays.

But staff decide who qualifies based on height rather than age – meaning anyone over 1.4m, or 4ft 6ins, misses out.

One mother, whose nine-year-old daughter is around 5ft, told Derbyshire Live that this isn't fair.

Restaurant bosses say it is easier to put restrictions on height rather than demand ID – and claimed they had never had a complaint before.

Wing Wah has been open since 2004.

The mum, who declined to be named, said: "I just don't think it's right that they are doing this to children.

"It should be up to certain age, like every other children's menu is.

"Just because my daughter is taller than other children doesn't mean she eats more than them or she should have to pay full price when they get it for free.

"Imagine the uproar if they made people pay more if they were over a certain weight – people would be so angry! So I feel like people should know about this at Wing Wah."

The average height for a nine-year-old girl is 4ft 5ins.

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