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?
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