Chick-fil-A challenges families to put away mobile devices

(Courtesy: Chick-Fil-A)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WCMH/WKRN)– The “cell phone coop” challenges families to put down the cell phone and enjoy an uninterrupted meal with each other.

It’s a small, square box for people to put their phone in while they eat at a Chick-fil-A restaurant. If you don’t touch your phone during the entire meal, you receive a free Chick-fil-A Icedream.

Brad Williams, a Chick-fil-A operator in Suwanee, Georgia, came up with the idea.

“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,” said Williams. “But as we all know, technology increasingly demands more of our time and can be a big distraction, even while we’re eating. This got me thinking about what we could do to reduce this distraction during meals.”

The challenge is currently in about 150 Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country.

News 2 learned the restaurants in the following cities plan to launch the program soon:

Rivergate
Cookeville
Cool springs mall
Columbia
Clarksville, Madison st
Hopkinsville
Lebanon
South franklin
Gallatin
Brentwood
Charlotte pike
Hermitage
Murfreesboro

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