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Brilliant: Restaurant discounts meal for ditching your phone

Restaurants are glowing more from phones than candlelight, and one restaurant wants to change that.
Written by Tyler Falk, Contributor on

Does it feel like the glow at a nice restaurant is coming more from phones than candlelight?

At least one restaurant in Lebanon sees a problem with excessive phone use and it wants to break the habit.

Bedivere Eatery & Tavern in Beirut is giving patrons 10 percent off their meal if they relinquish their phone to the restaurant during their stay to encourage the face-to-face interactions that bring us to restaurants in the first place (right?).

The small eatery's policy garnered attention when a post on Reddit quickly rose to the front page. Will all the attention the policy received spark a trend among other restaurant?

Already, in the United States, restaurants have taken it a step further and banned phones for reasons ranging from annoying picture takers to "gastro ADD."

[h/t Gawker]

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This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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