McDonald's lets customers lock their smartphones away while eating

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WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- McDonald's wants their customers to turn their phones off and turn the fun on.

The fast food chain is introducing a new initiative in Singapore that lets customers take a break from their smartphones while eating their meal.

They're encouraging customers to lock their phones in a locker and have real conversations with fellow patrons in the restaurant.

98 percent of people surveyed by McDonalds in Singapore say they use their smartphone while hanging out with family. Two-thirds of people admitted to using their mobile devices as they eat their meals.

Up to 100 lockers are available for usage and they're free of charge.

The restaurant will decide whether to expand the program or not based on its success.