Chick-fil-A Giving Away Food If You Can Detach From Your Phone

Leave phones in the 'Cell Phone Coop,' get free ice cream
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2016 2:28 PM CST
Chick-fil-A Giving Away Food If You Can Detach From Your Phone
The instructions.   (Chick-fil-A)

A Chick-fil-A operator in Georgia wants to stop families from being distracted by their phones while sharing a meal together. So he came up with the "Cell Phone Coop," a box in which family members place their (silenced) phones while they're eating in a Chick-fil-A restaurant, and he came up with a pretty good incentive to convince them to do so: free ice cream. Each member of a family that successfully completes the challenge and informs their cashier will get a free "Icedream" cone, Chick-fil-A says in a statement.

"We really want our restaurant to provide a sense of community for our customers, where family and friends can come together and share quality time with one another," Georgia operator Brad Williams explains. The challenge has taken off, and more than 150 locations now offer Cell Phone Coops on their tables. The company suggests you call your local Chick-fil-A to see if it's taking part, Fortune reports. (More Chick-Fil-A stories.)

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