L.A. Restaurant Offers 5% Discount on Meal if Customers Check Their Phone at the Door

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Sun, Aug 19th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Eva Restaurant on Beverly Boulevard is offering diners a 5% discount on their bill if they leave their phone at the door. They're doing this not because they're trying to stop people from taking photos of their dinner to post on Instagram (together with pictures of their feet or the new nail polish), but because they want to encourage their customers to come in, enjoy their food and the company without any digital distractions.

"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 told KPCC. "It's about two people sitting together and 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."

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