Barefoot Baby Kicked Out of Burger King

A barefoot baby and her grandma had to leave Burger King after the manager accused them of violating the health code. The manager threatened to call the police if the barefoot baby didn’t leave. “Of you’re going to go to Burger King,” he said, “you’re going to have to put shoes on your baby.”

The mother then came back after putting socks on the baby, but that still wasn’t enough for the manager. After the mother contacted the media, Burger King spokeswoman Denise Wilson made a statement that “The franchisee is retraining his restaurant team on the proper use of the “no shoes” policy. Furthermore, the franchisee is also contacting the guest to apologize about this incident.”

CNN tells the story in a video here.

Insurance companies won’t cover injuries to bare feet, so the manager wanted to make sure that no exposed tootsies entered his restaurant. But if a child can’t walk, there is no point in enforcing the shoe law. Watch the CNN video for the full story and commentary.

Written by Drea Knufken

Drea Knufken

Currently, I create and execute content- and PR strategies for clients, including thought leadership and messaging. I also ghostwrite and produce press releases, white papers, case studies and other collateral.