OpenTable Encourages Diners to get into #DiningMode This Mother's Day with the Gift of Uninterrupted Conversation
Survey reveals 74 percent of adults check their phone at least once while dining out and 41 percent still get scolded by their moms about it; Nearly 70 OpenTable restaurants in
#DiningMode is a challenge to people to set aside their phones while dining and connect with those around them this
Get into #DiningMode: Mom, Interrupted by OpenTable
Get into #DiningMode: Reconnect with Mom by OpenTable
To help spark a meaningful conversation around the table, check out the OpenTable branded coasters available at participating restaurants.
According to a recent survey* of Canadians commissioned by OpenTable, 76 percent of respondents rank a
- Losing Connections: 82 percent of diners have been annoyed by their dining companion's phone use in the past. 25 percent say they actually avoid eating with companions who overuse their phones. 69 percent of respondents at least somewhat agree that they feel they use their phone too much.
- Dining Hacks: The most common 'hacks' diners use to avoid checking their phones at the table are: turning off their phone (51 percent), turning their phone upside down (49 percent) - with millennials more likely to say they turn their phones face down.
"We discovered that 74 percent of diners use their phone at the table while eating with others," said
Some of the participating restaurants in
"We want people connecting with each other, enjoying the environment and their meals," said
To learn more about the #DiningMode campaign, visit: https://www.opentable.ca/diningmode. Join the conversation with #DiningMode.
*This OpenTable survey of 1,000 adults in
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