Infographic: Restaurants and Smartphones

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Since the invention of the mobile phone, it has been considered impolite to use one while seated at the dinner table. Nowadays, smartphones completely encompass the dining experience, from finding a place to eat, to paying for your bill.

Despite mobile technology being considered taboo to use while eating with others, smartphones have become people’s preferred dining companions.

Foodies appreciate being able to check online reviews before trying a restaurant or ordering new dishes. Once they’re in the restaurant, they like taking photos of visually appealing meals to share on social media and paying for their bill with mobile wallets. Upon leaving the restaurant, many people use their smartphones to contribute online reviews of their dining experience, on sites such as Yelp.

In the following infographic, we explore the complicated relationship that now exists between restaurants and smartphones.


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