Put your cell phone away, get free ice cream from Chick-fil-A

Fast food providing 'coops' for cell phones

Time to stop tweeting and Instagraming your Chick-fil-A sandwich for a moment. 

Chick-fil-A is challenging customers to disconnect from their cell phones and instead connect with their family over some crispy chicken, TIME Magazine reports. 

“We really want our restaurant to provide a sense of community for our customers, where family and friends can come together and share quality time with one another,” said Brad Williams, a Chick-fil-A operator in Georgia, on Chick-fil-A's website. “But as we all know, technology increasingly demands more of our time and can be a big distraction, even while we’re eating. This got me thinking about what we could do to reduce this distraction during meals.”

Williams is the Chick-fil-A operator who thought of the idea to create what he and his team call a “Cell Phone Coop,” which is a small box placed on a table where guests can put away their distracting cell phone. 

What's an even sweeter reward is getting free ice cream for accepting the challenge. 

"The challenge has been so well-received that Chick-fil-A restaurants across the country are requesting the Cell Phone Coops. Although this initiative isn’t available at all locations, more than 150 locally owned Chick-fil-A restaurants across the U.S. are offering guests the opportunity to take the Cell Phone Coop challenge," according to Chick-fil-A's website.