The Braun family’s dinner at Outback Steakhouse on Saturday was short-lived.
A manager at the restaurant in Glen Burnie, Maryland, approached their table about five minutes after their food came and asked how they liked their meals, Amanda Braun wrote on Facebook.
Then the manager followed up with an unexpected request: to finish their food and leave. Another customer had complained about noise from Braun’s 4-year-old son, Killian, he told them.
Killian was born with childhood apraxia of speech, a disorder in which speech muscles don’t work normally because the brain has trouble coordinating their movements, Braun wrote. Children with this condition may pronounce certain letters in a distorted way or separate syllables between words.