Hilarious Chick-fil-A Manager Uses Marquee To Help A Teen Employee Find A Prom Date

"There have been bunch of people who’ve come in. Some have offered to buy me dinner, some want to take pictures ...."

From making "pigs" fly, to getting a little help from a celebrity, we've seen some pretty creative "promposals" over the years. But this has got to be one of the funnier ways someone has tried to find the right person to ask in the first place. 

Seventeen-year-old Tanner Waters was talking with a co-worker about who he should invite to his upcoming prom at Winter Springs High School in Florida. The pair work together at a Chick-fil-A. Tanner's coworker joked that he should ask their boss and restaurant owner, Billy McClarnon, to go to the dance with him. McClarnon had no plans to attend the prom, but he did have a funny idea to help him find the right girl to go with. 


"I'm like, 'No, I'm not going to prom with you,'" McClarnon told News 6 Orlando. "But if you need some help, I'll put it on the reader board for you."

Waters took the suggestion as a joke — and was very surprised to see that McClarnon had actually followed through. 

In lieu of daily specials or deals, the sign outside of the Chick-fil-A reads, "Tanner needs a prom date! Details inside."

Waters found the gesture hilarious and even tweeted it out. "Chick Fil A is always there for yah," he wrote.  

He's not the only one who finds the sign entertaining. The sign has inspired lots of inquiries both in-person and on social media. 

"There have been bunch of people who've come in," Waters told TODAY. "Some have offered to buy me dinner, some want to take pictures, some [parents] have even offered their daughters."

According to News 6 Orlando, his manager has even printed out a photo of Waters to show customers on the days that the teen isn't working.

No word yet on whether or not Waters has picked a special someone to go to the prom with him, but this has certainly helped to make the whole thing a little more entertaining. Regardless of who he brings, he's excited to have fun and celebrate the end of high school. 

"Honestly, I'm just trying to have a great night," he told TODAY. "Have a good time after — Enjoy. It's senior year!"


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