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TELL US: Would You Turn Off Your Cell Phone During Dinner for a Discount?

One restaurant in L.A. is offering a 5 percent discount to patrons who ditch their phones during their meal. Would you like to see this around here?

Face it, if there were a way to grow a third arm specifically to hold your cell phone, many of us would jump at the chance.

But running counter to the "can't live without a connection" population is one restaurant in Los Angeles that is paying customers to keep their phones away from their meal, according to the Los Angeles Times

Eva Restaurant in L.A. is offering diners a 5 percent discount on their bill if they dump their digital devices before being seated, according the L.A. Times. 

Is this something that you'd like to see happen at any of the nice restaurants around here? Or does the idea of ditching your phone during dinner start to make you twitch? Let us know in the comments. 

ANNA August 25, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Ahem, folks.....where are those phones going to be while you dine? I'd gladly shut mine off but I will not let it be in anyone elses possession. That's just asking for trouble. The chance of it being damaged to savvy crooks that can get into anything and steal info.
Barb Nahoumi August 26, 2012 at 02:16 PM
I will turn it off, but not hand it to anyone else. It would be too easy for another person to access information stored in the phone. Without the interuption of the cell phone ringing, I'd be able to enjoy a converstation with my dinnermates. There is a time and place for cell phones, and it is not in restaurants, checkout lines of stores, or while driving.
Mel Cross August 26, 2012 at 07:17 PM
How about a tax for those who use them at the table. 40% would work........
Lisa Madison August 29, 2012 at 03:07 PM
i should get a discount for not grabbing the cell phone out of the hand of the person who lets them ring while i am having dinner..
Lisa Madison August 29, 2012 at 03:08 PM
exactly

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