A Californian restaurant is taking a stand against people who get distracted on their phones while dining. In exchange for free pizza, customers at The Curry Pizza Company can choose to have their phones locked away for safekeeping while they eat. The discount is called the “Talk to Each Other Discount” and pertains to larger groups of people willing to ditch their tech.
Each member of the group must relinquish their cellphone for the duration of the visit to receive the discount. Following their meal, customers can either take a large pizza home with them, save it for their next visit, or donate it to the poor. In a Facebook post, the restaurant said, “Our goal is to get families/friends to stop using their phones while eating and talk to each other and communicate more. If you like, you may receive a free large (per group) on your next visit (must be at least 24 hours), or you can donate your free large pizza to the needy.”
Varinder Malhi, co-owner of the restaurant said that the previous month had seen the giving away of around 40 to 50 pizzas, with more expected to come as the word spreads.