Texas mom kicked out of restaurant after changing diaper
KHOU 11 News
(Via KHOU) SPRING, Texas -- A mother and her children were kicked out of a restaurant after she changed a diaper at the table.
It happened at Brother's Pizza Express located in the 100 block of Cypresswood Drive in Spring Texas.
Miranda Sowers said it all started when she took her 4-month old into the bathroom at the restaurant and there was no changing table.
She was alone with her baby Reagan, 4-year old daughter Lauren and 8-year old daughter Katelyn.
She didn't want to take everyone back to the minivan to do the diaper change.
Miranda said her next decision was a last resort.
"I thought you know what I've got my own changing pad, she's tiny, she fits right here on the chair." she told us. "So I laid her down quickly and quietly changed her diaper."
According to the employee who saw it happen, it wasn't quick or quiet. Bessa Lala's family owns the restaurant and she couldn't believe what she was seeing.
"How would you feel," she asked. "You're sitting there eating. I don't want to lose all these other customers because they see a dirty diaper."
Bessa's brother Donny Lala is the manager and said customers started complaining. A regular to the restaurant even sent a text message to Bessa about what was going on.
"As soon as you start opening the diaper, people start complaining about the smell of the diaper," said Donny Lala. "Last thing I want is a customer throwing up."
Sowers argued that no one saw her change the diaper. Her family's food was brought out in "to go" containers and they were asked to leave.
Sowers filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.
The restaurant employees stand behind their decision.
They are a small business but have considered investing in changing tables in the restrooms.