The Buzz: Spending more time in restaurants

After doing some research, a manager of a busy NY restaurant claims customers are spending nearly twice as much time in restaurants, and he is blaming cell phones.

According to the dailymail.co.uk, in an anonymous post on the Craigslist ‘rants & raves’ board, the restaurateur claims to have reviewed surveillance videos from 2004 and 2014 and found a staggering difference in the average time it takes to service a customer.

The poster found that the average time that a customer spent in the restaurant from start to finish in 2004 was 1 hour and 5 minutes, while in 2014 the average time was 1 hour and 55 minutes.

From selfies with friends to using wifi, do you use your phone while at a restaurant? Do you think it’s rude, or today’s norm?

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