Some Chick-fil-A Locations to Offer Free Ice Cream to Families Who Put Away Cellphones While Eating

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In this file photo, a Chick-Fil-A restaurant is seen in the CNN Center Food Court (Credit: Clifton Wiggins/CNN)

Chick-fil-A wants you to put down your phone and enjoy some chicken — and if you follow the rules, you could score some free ice cream.

Brad Williams, a Chick-fil-A Operator in Suwanee, Georgia, developed a “Cell Phone Coop.” The box is placed on each table and includes a simple challenge: enjoy your meal without your cell phone.

If your entire family can enjoy a meal without the use of cell phones, then you can each receive a free small ice cream cone.

“Americans now spend an average of 4.7 hours per day on their phone, according to a 2015 Informate Mobile Intelligence study. Although our phones were meant to bring us closer together, they can sometimes have the opposite effect,” Chick-fil-A said in a press release.

Although the “coop” isn’t available at all restaurants, more than 150 locally owned Chick-fil-A locations around the U.S. are offering guests the opportunity to take challenge.

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