Mobile phones have revolutionized the world. It’s not just communication where they have changed things dramatically but if you think about it then a Smartphone is in effect a computer in your pocket.
Today’s Smartphones are more powerful than some of the computers we saw only a few years ago and are capable of doing lots of things.
So, they have lots of benefits but there’s one particular business that is trying to improve their results by encouraging their customers not to use their phones.
Over in America, a Los Angeles restaurant is offering diners a 5% discount on their meals if they don’t use their phones in the restaurant.
Now, in my mind this is a pretty good idea. I’ve been to some restaurants where it felt that I was the only person that was not speaking or texting on the phone (admittedly that was because my phone battery was dead but even so…).
Eva Restaurant in LA will offer a 5% discount if you hand over your phone for safe keeping as you enter the restaurant.
According to KPCC, owner Mark Gold said “For us, it’s really not about people disrupting other guests. Eva is home, and we want to create that environment of home, and we want people to connect again,” he explained. “It’s about two people sitting together and just connecting, without the distraction of a phone, and we’re trying to create an ambience where you come in and really enjoy the experience and the food and the company.”
I think this is a great idea and although I haven’t seen the small print of the terms and conditions of the offer then surely if I could get together 20 mobile phones to check in at the restaurant then 20 x 5% discount = 100% discount = equals free meals?