Put your phone away, win a free meal

Frankie and Benny’s is the first family restaurant in the UK to ban mobile phones. 

Customers will be asked to hand over their phones and put them in lockable shoe box compartments while they tuck into their meal.

While no-one will be forced to lock their phone away, Frankie & Benny's say diners will be "actively encouraged" to hand it over and there's an incentive for getting on board with the scheme as for those families who do take part in the No Phone Zone campaign, children will eat for free.

According to the Independent, the restaurant explained this measure in a statement: “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."