Bill Miller

Sorry, cellphones aren't on the menu

Sorry, cellphones aren't on the menu

For the past 21/2 years, Bill Miller of Malibu Kitchen has had a hard-and-fast rule at his upscale deli: If you're on your cellphone when you reach the head of the line, he won't serve you.

In fact, he's posted a prominent sign at the counter: "You decide which is more important. Ordering food or talking on the cellphone. You won't be waited on until the phone is off and put away." That, he says, has earned him a reputation as the "Deli Nazi."

Eva, a 42-seat eatery on Beverly Boulevard, made headlines last summer when it decided on a softer approach to curbing cellular use — offering its customers a 5% discount off their meal for turning in their phones...

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