Surrender your cell phone, get discounted meal

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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7 Comments

1. No_Nonsense unregistered

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

2. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

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

3. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

that the main point

4. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

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

7. Brewski

Posts: 710; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

He IS running a buisiness after all...

5. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

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

6. Brewski

Posts: 710; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Thumbs up to this guy.

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