Contact Us

Would You Leave Your Phone With the Restaurant Hostess if It Meant Saving On the Bill

Restaurant cell phone use
Sean Gallup / Getty Images

My wife Lisa and I were in Red Robin the other night on the East Side and we noticed a twenty-something couple a few tables away. They were both texting on their phones for the first 25 minutes, non-stop, without even once acknowledging or speaking to each other. One of them even checked voicemail using the exterior speaker. That seems to be the trend today in many public places.

A restaurant in Los Angeles is trying a novel idea to keep people off their phones. They have installed a new policy for restaurant patrons allowing them to take 5 percent off their final bill if they surrender their phone to the hostess at the front desk before heading to their table.

This is a great idea and has the potential to spread like wildfire. Phone activity in a restaurant is unfair to other customers and can really put a damper on the dining experience, but some are still reluctant to give up their phone long enough to enjoy a distraction free meal.

Some people believe that texting in a restaurant is perfectly ok, but talking is a different story. Now if they would just hire some hands free police in restaurants, life would be good.

More from WKDQ

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wkdq.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WKDQ - THE TRI-STATE'S COUNTRY STATION quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on WKDQ - THE TRI-STATE'S COUNTRY STATION quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!