More and more restaurants are allowing dogs, and people have strong opinions about that.
The FDA prohibits live animals in restaurants where food is served. Concerns of pets defecating in the floor and employers petting the dog and then not washing their hands raises concerns from “the other side”.
Some people are allergic to dogs, they can complain and get them kicked out of a restaurant.
For example: One of the first states to allow dogs to sit by their owners at outdoor sections of restaurants was Florida.
Slowly, more and more states have caught on and realize that dogs mean money.
Many restaurants allowing outdoor dog-friendly seating, but the dog had to remain on the rail outside the patio or beyond the actual tables.
Dogs should be well socialized, clean and have basic manners before their owners should consider allowing their dog to go to restaurant with them.