Chick-fil-A will give you free ice cream if you'll just put your dang phone away.

Chick-fil-A will give you free ice cream if you'll just put your dang phone away.

A Chick-fil-A franchiser in Suwanee, Georgia just invented the "Cell Phone Coop," a little prison meant for cell phones at each table. If you can resist giving your phone a free-range lifestyle for the duration of your meal, you'll get a complimentary Chick-fil-A ice cream cone.

Posted by Chick-fil-A at Lafayette Parkway on Monday, February 29, 2016

The rules:

1. Turn all family cell phones to silent and place in this cell phone coop.

2. Enjoy your Chick-fil-A meal and each other distraction free!

3. After the meal, let us know that you have successfully completed the challenge and each of you will receive a small Icedream cone.

Surprise! Chick-fil-A serves ice cream cones.

“We really want our restaurant to provide a sense of community for our customers,” said Brad Williams, a Chick-fil-A operator and inventor of the promotion. "But as we all know, technology increasingly demands more of our time and can be a big distraction, even while we’re eating."

Williams makes a good point. How many times have you been trying to enjoy a meal at Chick-fil-A when you get a text from a gay friend saying, "Hey, just making sure you're not eating at Chick-fil-A?"


That always ruins the meal.

According to the Huffington Post, more than 150 Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country are adopting the challenge. And all you have to do is jam a bunch of cell phones in a tiny container like so many caged chickens.

No mention of whether or not the challenge is only for traditional families.