Cell Phone Separation
A Los Angeles restaurant is offering diners a unique deal; but it requires a little sacrifice.
Eva restaurant in Beverly Hills wants its diners to have a memorable experience they next time they visit. So everyone who comes in the door is offered a five percent discount on the meal. The catch; you have to give up your cell phone in order to collect.
The restaurant says when people come in and ask for a table the hostess offers the discount as long as everyone in the party leaves their phones with the hostess. The owner says the idea isn’t about other diners who might be annoyed by cell phone chatter, alerts or the glow from the screen. Instead it is about providing an environment where people connect to each other instead of technology.
He says about half of the people take advantage of the discount and most are relieved to be away from their phones for a while. But for the other half separation isn’t so easy; they might not be asking for your first born child but for some their cell phone is a close second.