Nov 28, 2018

Would you give up your mobile phone for a free meal?

In a trial scheme parents willing to hand over their devices to restaurant staff will get free children's meals. Frankie & Benny's said figures showing children want parents to spend less time on their phones and more time talking to them, prompted the idea. Over a quarter of parents admitted they checked their phones during family mealtimes while 23% did so while their child was talking about their day. During the "No Phone Zone" promotion, which runs from 29 November to 7 December, Frankie & Benny's will give families a box in which they can leave their devices. "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," a spokesman said.

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