Los Angeles Restaurant Discounts for No-Phone Dining

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.kmbz.com/Los-Angeles-Restaurant-Discounts-for-No-Phone-Dini/14010308

    Do you know how attached you are to your cellphone? If you don’t, then a new discount offered at Eva Restaurant in Los Angeles will help you find out.

    The new policy offers 5 percent off the total bill to diners that leave their cellphones at the door.

    Eva’s owner and chef, Mark Gold, said that policy was implemented to motivate diners to sit back and enjoy their food and the people that are actually there with them.

    “We want people to try and connect. Our restaurant is kind of like home and that is the experience that we want to give to our customers,” said Gold. “The phone is a distraction. We always see families and couples on their phones and they just aren’t in the moment. We want people to enjoy their company.”

    Gold said that about 40 percent of his patrons have taken advantage of his offer.

    Read More: http://www.kmbz.com/Los-Angeles-Restaurant-Discounts-for-No-Phone-Dini/14010308
     
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    Great idea!

     
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    I do, however, get some amusement occasionally watching couples eat out places and not say a single word to each other... and one of them is usually on Facebook "connecting" with other people. Why only talk to that one mundane individual you're with when you can stalk 300 other people? :D
     
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    Almost as bad as them sitting at the same table texting each other! :D
     
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    "Do you like like me or only like me??"

    "I like like you. Teehee!"
     
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    :p
     
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    I can appreciate what folks are saying about losing the phone and connecting with people, however when the wife wants to discuss curtains and decorating, it’s nice to know NFL.COM is only a few clicks away!

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    I hadn't even thought about Fantasy Football season!

    On second thought waiter... you can add that 5% back in
     
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    If it's Fantasy Football can you not use a Fantasy Fone? :D
     
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    Yes but...what if I am using the internet on my phone to find an app or a coupon that gives me 10% off?
     
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    Than the owner is saving himself some money ;)
     
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