When was the last time you had a meal with someone without spending time texting someone else?
According to a survey by McDonald’s Singapore which interviewed 302 parents, found 72 percent of children, and 69 percent of parents use their smartphones during mealtimes.
McDonald’s has introduced mobile phone lockers, in a bid to get customers to put their phones away, and start talking to each other again.
One of its outlets in Singapore is targeted at families, with the store encouraging both kids and parents to put their phones away.
The locker for 100 phones might have been a bit too ambitious .
This is not the first time McDonald’s has pioneered such an initiative .
Another initiative, which is also under McDonald’s “Phone Off, Fun On” campaign , isn’t doing too well either.
It attempted to pull off a similar campaign in India in 2015, urging youths to put down their phones. Customers had to tweet how long they went offline and what they did during the time.
A user, who tried out the initiative, says they lasted all of “five minutes.”