Police say the mother, 27-year-old Kimberly Brundidge, left the infant at the Burger King on Rockaway Boulevard. The father, 20-year-old Wesley Kendall, who works at the Burger King, called 911 claiming the child had been abandoned.
Detectives now believe it was a staged abandonment by the couple.
Kendall and Brundidge are charged with obstructing governmental administration and acting in a manner injurious to a child. Kendall is also charged with false reporting of an incident.
The child is in the custody of the Administration for Children's Services.
The infant, approximately 4 to 6 months old, was left in his seat.
He was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where doctors said he was in good condition.