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But it ever to get diners to ditch their devices one restaurant owner in LA's offered a discount if customers check their cell phones at the know are.
Is it a good idea you're gonna hurt business like totally -- waiting cell -- lovers from me in there.
Joining us now is the owner and executive chef at either restaurant out an LA mark gold.
-- -- -- A lot of people like this idea I put it down on Twitter and everywhere instead yes take my phone out the door.
We've had the same response everybody's just been in -- -- it.
Now you must understand your restaurant a -- right only 42 seats.
Old school family restaurant I mean you even -- Sunday dinner right.
Yeah we have a very small intimate space it's 42 seats as you said and it's.
You know we want people -- experience the intimacy of the restaurant.
OK so I understand the notion that even with 42 seats I think here with the guys saying on the other side of the room.
If you don't have to give up your phone at the door right.
That is correct and it's not meant for everybody it's really meant for those that really wanna connect together and really want it.
Experience but even wants you know we want people to experience what we want to.
What we want them to experience and it's just very.
Intimate experience -- getting to know each other again communicating.
And sharing thoughts with each -- and that's kind of the whole idea behind the concept.
Facing you're you're given a 5% its discount off your final bill if you give your phone -- receptionist when you walk in.
Are you making money -- more people coming to their likened the silence -- you're losing it and Casey got up for the discount.
You know for us it's really not about the discount I mean I think 5% or something that we felt -- be able to absorb.
I don't think we're making tons of money hopefully some people really.
Embrace the idea and we'll come visit even more frequently that's -- -- noticing had a great experience.
Are you noticing that when people come in they're up there almost -- -- him a phone number I mean there are people into this.
Yes there's you know quite everybody is very into the idea and most people actually.
Don't want to 5% just -- thought.
That we are offering.
An incentive is is more than enough -- and some people just say you know what we're very happy to turn our -- and please keep the 5%.
What did you in the first place and ended like someone have Michael wicked eye on the phone with their spouse or something in the middle dinner and you said that that you know -- That was me.
No there yeah.
The idea behind it was really.
Just really you know we were trying to create a certain on beyoncé and -- there's such beautiful food -- you know our per our sheriff Jacob goes on.
-- -- once a week in and the food is so just so refined didn't.
And so clean and in the room so intimate and our services are services so gracious we want people to be in the moment and -- if you get eliminated one of those distractions.
I think it's gonna help.
Well as a whole idea behind it.
Mark I think a lot of people agree with you -- based on the response like on Twitter people be more than willing.
To let them take the -- -- allow me enjoyed decent meal Michael's basic day at a time view of us.
Thank you so much.
My kids for the table went up there.
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