A delicious idea: restaurant offers discount to diners who don’t use cell phones

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It’s a common picture, a group of people sitting at a table for dinner with all the common tools in hand: fork, knife and of course, the cell phone.

A Los Angeles restaurant looks to break down the walls that seem to be getting in the way of the intimate dining experience by offering a 5% discount to patrons who check their phone at the door.

The discount will be in effect at LA-based Eva Restaurant, where owner and chef Mark Gold is hoping the initiative will allow customers to sit back, relax and interact with their meal and table mates without outside distractions.

“It’s about two people sitting together anhad just connecting, without the distraction of a phone, and we’re trying to create an ambiance where you come in and really enjoy the experience and the food and the company,” Gold tells Southern California Public Radio.

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