Barefoot baby booted from Burger King
Have you ever paid close attention to the signs on the door of restaurants and grocery stores that say, “No shirt, No shoes, No service”? Well, apparently a manager at the Sunset Hills Burger King in Missouri takes it to the extreme. On Tuesday, August 4th, a young mother ordered at the Burger King. With her was her six month old baby. The baby did not have shoes on. Babies do not walk around, or get their feet dirty and grimy. The mother stated the baby’s feet were too small for shoes. The manager of the Burger King told the mother to either put shoes on her barefoot baby or leave.
With the continuous demand of the Burger King manager, the group the mother was with ate as fast as they could and then left. The manager continued to insist that the mother leave because she would not put shoes on the baby. The mother of the barefoot baby, having no shoes for the baby, pulled out some socks to try and comply. The manager then threatened to call the police if no shoes were put on the baby. The mother, clearly upset, put the message on facebook about her barefoot baby. She said she felt that others should know that she was asked to leave because her baby did not have shoes on. Barefoot babies were not welcome at Burger King.
The signs put on the doors of these businesses are for the safety of others. Dirty, grimy feet can be a health hazard in an eating atmosphere. However, was the law meant for barefoot babies, the smallest of us all? With the heat, most mothers leave their baby’s feet bare in order to keep them cooler. Shoes and socks can overheat babies. Six month old babies cannot even walk. Yet, apparently, babies may be asked to leave if they are barefoot, even though their feet are often the cleanest feet to enter a restaurant.
Unfortunately, the manager of the Burger King did not understand the law meant to provide protection for public health. Hopefully this was an unfortunate incident and mothers can bring their babies into restaurants and not have to worry about putting shoes on the baby’s feet. Hopefully barefoot babies will once again be welcome at Burger King!
Source: FOX News