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."
This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com