UPDATE: Did Chick-Fil-A Recall Kids-Meal Toys Because Of Muppets’ Pro-Equality Stance?

Since there’s only one Chick-fil-A in all of New York City, we can’t confirm this is an actual thing. But a Queerty reader sent us this photo, presumably from one of the restaurant’s franchises, explaining that it was recalling Jim Henson’s Creature Shop puppets originally included in its Kids’ Meals.

The reason given is a possible safety issue, but since this comes days after the Jim Henson Company announced it was severing ties with the anti-gay chain, we’re a little skeptical.

We’d usually never tell anyone to step foot in a Chick-fil-A, but if you can confirm the veracity of this note we’ll send you a $25 coupon to KFC.

Not really—but do let us know.

UPDATE: It appears this is a real thing. Signs like this have appeared at Chick-fil-A locations in Maryland and Texas, and Business Insider is reporting a Florida location confirmed workers had been instructed to pull the toys: “‘Apparently they got three calls… that kids are getting their fingers stuck in a hole in the toys,’ an employee explained. ‘We are erring on the side of being extra, extra cautious.'”

Hmm, maybe if those kids weren’t chowing down on Chick-Fil-A sandwiches so often, their fingers wouldn’t be so chubby and get caught in the puppets. Just sayin’.



The Chick Fil A is in Plano, TX inside Willow Bend Mall.
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