Restaurant offers 5% discount for giving up your cell phone

Eva, a restaurant in Los Angeles, has apparently had enough. Enough of people gabbing on their cell phones with friends while having dinner with other friends. Enough of people dinking around on their phones instead of deciding what to order. Enough of people taking pictures of their damn food and posting them on Instagram instead of enjoying the food. So instead of putting up with that and instead of grabbing all the phones and hitting them with a meat tenderizer, Eva is providing some incentives. It’s offering a 5% discount if you hand over your phone when you come in. 5% off for common decency.

CNET goes snarky:

(Owner/Chef Mark) Gold claims that around half his customers take up the offer. These people would be called producers. They give him their phone, they take the 5 percent, and they have another phone stashed in their trouser-pocket upon which they can dial, activate speakerphone and Google blind.

 

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