Sick of being served a meal at your favorite restaurant against a backdrop of wailing phones, pulsating texts and gabby fellow diners? So are most other patrons.
On average, 61% of American diners surveyed say it’s inappropriate for restaurant customers to text, email, tweet or talk on their mobile phones while eating out, according to a new report from Zagat.
That’s down slightly from the last two years, when 63% of customers surveyed said phone use was a concern.
Patrons are the least lenient in Connecticut, where 71% deemed such phone use to be a faux pas, according to the survey. Atlanta diners are most accepting -- just 49% said they think it’s in bad taste to use mealtimes for communication.
In Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Miami, 58% said they feel the same, compared with 52% in Chicago and 62% in Chicago.