This UK restaurant chain is asking diners to hand over their phones for free meal

Since the people of all generations are somewhat addicted to smartphones and missing out experiencing the quality time with their loved ones, a chain of restaurant in the UK has banned usage of phones on the table.

Italian-American-style diner chain Frankie and Benny’s is offering free food to the for their customers’ children if the whole family hand over their phones before they eat.

Under the scheme, diners up to the age of 14 will be able to order any meal from the children’s menu without any charge.

According to reports, the campaign will run till December 7 which is implemented in all of the chain’s 250 locations. If it turns out to be success, it might get permanent.

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“We looked at various ways we could encourage people to engage more at the dinner table, and we’ve found giving families the chance to part with their devices for a mere couple of hours is a great way to bring them closer and embrace family time,” Frankie and Benny’s spokesperson was quoted in a report.

The restaurant says that “No Phone Zone” campaign’s goal is to promote celebrating time with friends and family.

Various games and kids colouring kits will be provided by the restaurant, leaning more toward the traditional methods of entertainment for kids.

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“Our staff will be actively encouraging customers and families to take part in the initiative but of course, we can’t force them to hand over their phones. If the initiative is a success we’ll certainly be looking at ways to activate it on a more permanent basis,”


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