Burger King Responds Regarding Nursing Woman

Burger King Responds Regarding Nursing Woman

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(Orem-AP) -- Burger King says they were responding respectfully to another guest's complaint about a woman breast-feeding in the restaurant.

The burger chain issued a statement today apologizing for any inconvenience that any guest might have experienced because of the incident.

Catherine Geary says she was breast-feeding her daughter in the playground area of the restaurant when a female employee told her to nurse in the bathroom or leave. But Burger King says the employee never asked her to leave.

Instead, they say the general manager sent the employee over to ask that she either cover herself or move to the ladies' room.

The restaurant doesn't have a breast-feeding policy. Utah law says the woman is allowed to breast-feed in any place she may rightfully be.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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