Dads Andy Bush and Richie Firth had shared their experiences of pacing up and down pub car parks on Absolute Radio’s Hometime Show. They urged pubs and restaurants to recognise those whose meals out are interrupted by parenting duties.
As a result of their appearance on the show, anyone ordering a meal at any Greene King Farmhouse Inn site who states they are a ‘designated pushchair driver’ will receive a free slice of cake.
Andy Bush from AR’s Hometime Show, said: “As a dad I know first-hand how frustrating it can be when you’re given the role of designated pushchair driver – pacing around a car park whatever the weather, trying to get your baby to go to sleep. This is why we put a call out for pubs and restaurants to get involved and support our cause.
“We’re thrilled to be able to join forces with Farmhouse Inns dining and carvery to be able to celebrate the ‘guardians of the pushchair’ and give them a special little treat to make up for missing out dinner time with friends and family.”
An open letter on behalf of the Absolute Radio listeners. @Fullers,@brewersfayre, @HarvesterUK, @tobycarvery, @beefeatergrill, @greeneking— Absolute Radio (@absoluteradio) January 8, 2019
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Farmhouse Inns is trialling the scheme until 13 February at its 68 dining sites across the country.
“It’s the least we can do to champion the unsung heroes who so often have to watch their food go cold while everyone else tucks into a delicious plate of carvery!” said Emma Price, brand manager for Farmhouse Inns.
She added: “As family-focused restaurant, we know all too well that someone often has to take responsibility for getting young children back to sleep while dining out as a family."