Ever have a date look at you sideways because you can’t refrain from Instagramming your meal? If you need some persuasion to kick the distracted dining habit, then you may want to visit Eva Restaurant in Los Angeles, California. Owner Mark Gold has kicked off an interesting promotion that’ll give you a 5 percent discount on your meal if you check your cell phone at the door.

Gold told Airtalk, a radio show on Southern California’s 89.3 KPCC, that he did this for his customers. Gold says, “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.”

Of course, this promotion only works if customers are willing to let go of their handset. Would you drop your iPhone off at the door for a discount or would you rather take other measures to coax you to talk and not tweet on your date?

[Via PSFK]

Would you check your iPhone at the door of a restaurant for a discount? originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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