Tune out devices, tune in to family

McDonald's Singapore has launched an initiative to get diners to set aside their mobile phones and spend more time interacting with others at the table. The fast-food firm said on Monday that it has set up a mobile phone locker at its Marine Cove out
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McDonald's Singapore has launched an initiative to get diners to set aside their mobile phones and spend more time interacting with others at the table. The fast-food firm said on Monday that it has set up a mobile phone locker at its Marine Cove outlet in East Coast Park, so customers can stow away their devices during mealtimes. The Phone Off, Fun On initiative, a first for the restaurant, is aimed at promoting family bonding, said McDonald's, which also conducted a survey with over 300 parents on the prevalence of mobile device use during mealtimes.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2017, with the headline 'Tune out devices, tune in to family'. Print Edition | Subscribe