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Restaurant Gives Customers 50% Discount If They Turn Off That Darn Cell Phone

One restaurant owner believes that mealtime should be free from distractions like texting and compulsively checking a smart phone. Jawdat Ibrahim is so passionate about restoring an atmosphere that fosters genuine conversations that he’s offering customers a 50% discount on their meal if they turn off their phones when they enter his establishment. The owner of the Abu Ghosh eatery in Israel told the AP, “Technology is very good. But just when you eat, just especially when you are with your family and your friends, you can just wait for half an hour and enjoy the food and enjoy the company.” The other benefit of offers like Ibrahim’s is that if the anti-smart phone trend spreads to other restaurants, your social media feed will no longer be filled with countless pictures of your friend’s meals that you could care less about seeing …

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