Woman gives birth to child at Atlanta McDonald’s


Yes, the baby has been nicknamed “Nugget” after a woman gave birth to a girl at a McDonald’s in Atlanta.

Alandria Worthy tells WXIA-TV that her labor was intensifying and that her fiancé was taking her to the hospital Wednesday morning when they stopped so she could use the bathroom at the fast food restaurant.

“I went to the bathroom and my water immediately broke,” Worthy said.

Worthy said he started screaming. The restaurant manager, Tunisia Woodward, went to see what was going on.

“I opened this door, I didn’t see anybody, but I did see feet (under the door),” Woodward said. “I opened up, and she was on this toilet laying down, screaming. So I knew to tell my team: ‘We’re going to have a baby today.’”

Woodward and two workers began to help. The fiancé, Deandre Phillips, went in to check on what was taking so long, only to find Worthy giving birth.

“I was trying to calm her down because she was frantic,” Phillips said. “I was like, ‘Just breathe.’ I put her on the ground and took her clothes off. The ladies from McDonald’s were in front of her, holding her hand, my feet propped up on my knees. We told him to push three times. She was a fighter.”

Less than fifteen minutes later, Nandi Ariyah Moremi Phillips was born.

“Oh my gosh, it’s still crazy that it happened,” Worthy said.

“Yeah, he jumped on my hand,” Phillips said.

The parents told the television station that “divine intervention” led them to McDonald’s, where three women could help them.

“We’re all moms, so we put our heads together and all we needed dad to do was catch the baby. And he did it,” Woodward said of her and her co-workers Sha’querria Kaigler and Keisha Blue-Murray.

Although the baby’s birth certificate reads “Nandi Ariyah Moremi Phillips,” the McDonald’s team gave the girl another name.

“I said, let’s call her Little Nugget. That’s their nickname: McDonald’s Little Nugget,” Woodward said.

That nickname can stick.

“She’s definitely a nugget,” Phillips agreed. “My parents also loved the name. We were like, okay, it looks good on him. My little nugget.

Steve Akinboro, owner of the franchise, provided employees with $250 gift cards. Woodward said that he will spend all the money on Nandi.

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