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LA restaurant offers discount to phone-free diners
洛杉磯餐廳提供不使用手機的用餐客折扣

A restaurant seating area in Los Angeles, California is seen in this photo taken on Sept. 19 last year.
這張去年九月十九日攝於加州洛杉磯的照片,是一間餐廳的戶外座位區。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

A Los Angeles restaurant is offering a deal to customers who agree to look at their fellow diners instead of their phone screens.

洛杉磯一家餐廳提供答應看自己的用餐同伴、而非手機螢幕的顧客一項交易。

Eva Restaurant is giving a 5 percent discount to customers who will leave their cellphones with staff when they are seated.

伊娃餐廳對入座時將手機交給餐廳工作人員的客人,提供百分之五的折扣。

Owner Mark Gold told KPCC radio that the policy is not about other diners who might be annoyed by cellphone chatter or the glow of smartphone screens, but an attempt to create an environment where diners connect to each other instead of to technology.

該餐廳老闆馬克.戈德告訴KPCC廣播電台,此一政策並非避免讓其他客人免受手機聊天或手機螢幕亮光的干擾,而是企圖營造一種讓用餐者能與彼此、而非與科技交流的環境。

Servers make the offer to diners when they introduce themselves.

餐廳服務人員在向用餐客人自我介紹時,便向客人告知此一提議。

Gold says nearly half take advantage of the discount, and many express gratitude at the opportunity to let go of their devices for a while.

(AP)

戈德說,將近半數用餐客會利用此一折扣,而且有許多人對於能有機會暫時擺脫手機大為感激。

(美聯社/翻譯:張沛元)

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