A fast-food customer and pregnant mom walked away with a different kind of ‘Happy Meal’ after giving birth to her baby in a McDonald’s bathroom.
Alandria Worth and her fiancee stopped at a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday morning so she could use the bathroom as her labor was getting faster.
Within moments, the woman went into labor with what she said was a ‘little nugget’.
‘I went to the bathroom and my water broke immediately,’ Worth told WXIA.
New mom and dad welcomed their baby girl into the world inside a McDonald’s bathroom on Wednesday
Before additional help arrived, three McDonald’s employees helped with the delivery inside the restroom
This is the McDonald’s where a woman gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday
When the woman began to scream, restaurant manager Tunisia Woodward went into the restroom to see what was happening.
Woodward said, ‘I opened this door, didn’t see anybody, but I saw feet (at the bottom of the door).’ ‘I opened, and she was lying back on this toilet, screaming. Then I knew to tell my crew, “We’re having a baby today.”
The manager, along with two other employees and Worth’s fiancé Deandre Phillips, immediately jumped into action.
‘I was trying to calm her down because she was hysterical,’ Phillips said.
‘ I was like, “Just breathe.” I put her on the floor, and I took off my clothes. The McDonald’s women were facing her, holding her hands, I held her legs on my knees. We asked him to do three pushes. She was a fighter.
The staff also knew what to expect, all being parents themselves.
Worth and her fiancé stopped at the restaurant to use the restroom while she was in labor.
While inside, Worth said her water broke immediately and the process progressed rapidly from that point.
After a pregnant mom screamed from inside a stall, the restaurant manager came to see what was happening
Tunisia Woodward, the manager, said she told her staff ‘we’re having a baby today’
‘We’re all mothers and that’s why we keep our heads together,’ Woodward said.
‘All we had to do was grab the baby daddy. And he did,’ the manager said of himself and his staffers, Shakria Cagler and Keisha Blu-Murray.
Phillips said, ‘Yeah, she got out of my hands.’
At one point in labor, Worthy, using the staff as support, bit Woodward’s hand.
In an interview, the manager joked that it was okay ‘he didn’t break my skin.’
Miraculously, less than 15 minutes later, the couple’s ‘little nugget’ made her way into the world.
Less than 15 minutes later, the couple’s ‘little nugget’ made its way into the world
While her given name may not actually be ‘Dalley,’ it’s a nickname that will definitely stick around for a while
According to the group, it just took some pushing for the child, Nandi Ariah Moremi Phillips, to come to terms.
‘Oh my God, it’s just crazy that this happened,’ Worth told an Atlanta television station.
The new parents said they believe it was ‘divine intervention’ that led them to McDonald’s that day and to a group of women who were ready to help.
That ‘divine intervention’ also led to his nickname for Nandi, which has certainly endured.
Baby Nandi Ariya Moremi Phillips was born Wednesday in a McDonald’s bathroom in Atlanta, Georgia
‘ I said, we’re going to name her Little Nugget. That’s his nickname: McDonald’s Little Nugget,’ said the mother.
‘He’s definitely a nugget,’ Phillips agreed. ‘My parents loved the name too. We were like, okay, it’s fitting for that. My little nugget
While the incident attracted media attention in Georgia and across the country, it also brought ire to franchise owner Steve Akinborough.
As a reward for all three women’s hard work, Akinborough gave each employee a $250 gift card.
Woodward told WXIA she plans to spend some of the money on the new baby.