Baby gets Chick-Fil-A for life, guaranteed job after being born in restroom
SAN ANTONIO, TX. (WSET) -- One lucky newborn will never have to worry about going hungry for the rest of her life.
Falon Griffin and her husband Robert were on the way to the hospital when she began to feel intense contractions.
They stopped at a nearby Chick-Fil-A that happened to be closed. However, the couple banged on the door and begged for employees to open so that Falon could use the restroom.
"I didn't know I was going to have a baby in there! I was going to the restroom," Falon told KSAT.
As Falon made it into the restroom, it was time. Baby Gracelyn was on her way into the world.
Chick-Fil-A store Director Brenda Enriquez said as she was dialing 911, she could hear Falon screaming.
Enriquez called for Robert and grabbed fresh towels for the delivery.
"I looked at her and said, 'We're going to do it right here, right now,'" Robert recalled.
Falon remembered the anxiety she felt as her husband did his best to deliver Gracelyn. She and the baby were considered high-risk throughout the pregnancy.
"I'm in excruciating pain. He's not skilled. I don't know what's about to happen right now. I don't know if she's going to come out alive," Falon said.
During the delivery, Robert noticed that the cord had been wrapped around Gracelyn's neck twice. Thankfully, he was able to get it off.
Gracelyn was born safe and healthy at 10:30 p.m on Tuesday.
"All I cared about at the end of the day was the baby was breathing, and by the time [first responders] arrived, she was pink, thankfully for those blankets for keeping her warm," Falon said.
EMS crews arrived just 10 minutes later. Gracelyn and mom are now doing well at the hospital.
With Gracelyn's special birth, comes special perks.
She will have Chick-Fil-A for life and is guaranteed her first job with them at age 14.
The franchise owners are also helping to plan her first birthday party as a Chick-Fil-A theme.