When I ran across this--I thought---what a brilliant idea, and I do believe that restaurants here in Bismarck-Mandan need to try this, and see if you agree!

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One restaurant wants it's customers to lay off the texting and cell phone calls and do a little face-to-face conversations.   So--they're offering a 10% discount on your check, IF you leave your cell phone at the front door when you enter the restaurant.  If you want to take them up on the discount.  The restaurant will take custody of your mobile device while you eat and then return it to you when you're leaving.   Now--the only problem is THIS:  This restaurant---The Bedivere Eatery & Tavern IS in Beiruit, Lebanon---half-way around the world.   But I still think this IS a brilliant idea---What Say You???