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Surrender your cell phone, get discounted meal

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Surrender your cell phone, get discounted meal
Many of us bring our smartphones everywhere, including when we go out to eat. There is important business to be done with our connected devices at the dining table, like checking in through FourSquare, playing a quick game of Angry Birds while waiting for our food, taking pictures of our food to share on Facebook, and finally rating the restaurant on Yelp or Poynt.

Nonetheless, Mark Gold, owner and chef of Eva Restaurant in West Hollywood, California, is offering a 5% discount to any patron who surrenders his or her cell phone before dining. One might think that this is an effort to prevent guests from disturbing other guests, but Gold’s idea is simpler than that, “…we want people to connect again.” Connecting with people, in real life, at the dinner table? Not such a bad idea.

Gold says about half of his customers have taken advantage of the phone discount so far.

source: Yahoo!

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posted on 22 Aug 2012, 05:01 2

1. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


Good idea, now Mark come in India and implement this as well

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 05:16

2. bbblader (Posts: 573; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


well i actually just go to a restoraunt with friends and family and actually talk with them

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 05:41

3. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 867; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


that the main point

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 11:51 2

4. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


5%? Screw that. Give me 20% and we'll talk.

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 15:29

7. Brewski (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


He IS running a buisiness after all...

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 12:44

5. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Like people are seriously going to care about 5%...

posted on 22 Aug 2012, 15:28 1

6. Brewski (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)


Thumbs up to this guy.

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