A New York City restaurant shared their internal investigation shed light on why they received complaints about the service being slow. The result was that people were spending more time on their smart phone and less time enjoying the actual restaurant experience. Read these tips and put them into action so you can experience a memorable moment with friends and family.
- Check your cell phone at the door. Turn your phone completely off or put it on the vibrate function. Don’t disconnect from the individuals you are with by texting or perusing your social media sites at the table.
- Once you are seated at the table your phone should not be placed on top of the table. It should remain in your purse or your pocket unless you need to bring it out to use it, which brings me to my next point…
- You should only use the phone (to text, search etc.) when it has to do with the individual you are with or the conversation at hand. For example, if you are waiting for another friend and you’d like to text them. This is permitted. You may also do minor research such as looking up the stock price of a company you are having a discussion about.
It’s all right to take pictures of your food. Most everyone does it. I would just advise that you do not take too much time and attention away from your table-mates. Most importantly it’s important to wait until later to post it your photos online