A new restaurant in Los Angeles is giving diners a five percent discount for handing over their cell phones during meals.
Eva's owner, Mark Gold, said in an interview on a California public radio station that he hopes the effort will bring people's focus back to each other instead of on cell phones.
At the restaurant, a server presents the diner with the offer to fork over their phone during the meal in turn for five percent discount. If the diner complies, the server takes the cell phone and rubber bands a piece of paper with the guest's name to the phone. After paying, the phone is returned.
But would that work further north? Over on Facebook, we asked you if you would participate in the phoneless meal for a discount, and here were some reader responses. Take a read and tell us what you think in the comments!
Desiree Marie: Nope, if my children are not with me no way! I have a son with major food allergies and you never know what could happen.
Barbara Keating-Wolk: Don't think people would hand over their phones for a discount! Ever notice people with Iphones have to have them on the table at all times? Guilty as charged!!
Barbara Orth: In a heartbeat! I can be disconnected for an hour or so and give my dinner companion my attention.
David Benoit: Yes.
Would you do it? Can you part with your phone for a while? Tell us in the comments!