Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Burger King Threatens to Kick out Six Month Old Baby

"No shoes, No shirt, No service" is what the Burger king manager said as he threatened to kick out a six-month old baby and her mother because the baby wasn't wearing shoes.

Jennifer Frederich said the manager of the Sunset Hills Burger King cited 'health concerns.'

Frederich said her daughter, Kaylin, was too young to even get her feet dirty; she couldn't walk, couldn't crawl, her feet still pretty much too small for shoes.

Regardless, this nearly got the baby, her mom and her grandmother, kicked out of the restaurant.

Grandma was holding the baby at the counter and the cashier took their order.

"The manager was standing next to him said, 'you can order "to go" but you're going to have to leave if she doesn't have shoes on'.

He said, 'it's against health code'," Frederich said.

The guy was still saying, 'that lady is still here with that baby without shoes'," Frederich said. "I just looked at him and I said, 'that's my daughter. She doesn't own shoes. She's only 6 months old'... she doesn't walk. She's not touching the ground. So there's no reason for her to have shoes on."Still, a sign on the door did say, "shoes and shirt required".

So, Frederich said she put socks on the baby in an effort to comply; but the manager threatened to call police.

"...if you're going to go to Burger King get some shoes on your baby or go somewhere else," she said. "I think they [Burger King managers] just need to understand, it's a baby. They're not going to be walking around in their dirty, nasty, feet. I feel like the policy was probably for grown adults who might walk in without shoes on. That's understandable. But, baby's don't wear shoes."The restaurant's management referred inquiries to Burger King's corporate office for comment on the incident. Burger King as yet to respond.