Device-Free Dinners are Coming to a City Near You!


Originally published at:

Dinner Bell is calling – will you answer? Back in December, we announced that we would be taking Republic on the road this year to share our mission of inspiring a better phone-life balanceTM for everyone. Our first two Dinner Bell device-free dining experiences opened our eyes to our amazing members and got us even more excited about the remaining events this year. We made memories and new friends, and some folks even discovered they were neighbors! At each event, our dinner guests chose to try something new and potentially uncomfortable—they silenced their phones and “unplugged,” putting their phones in…


Looking for a Dinner in Memphis TN!! :grinning:


Nothing could be finer if you could bring the road show to South Carolina


How about Dallas, before or after Austin?


Would love to see Republic (definitely a purpose-driven company) to visit the town of the original purpose-driven company - Hershey, PA! Certainly a shared goal of strengthening families and caring for children (Republic with Relay, Hershey with the Milton Hershey School). Find out more here:
and here:

Hope to see you soon!


Any chance these awesome dinner experiences might be coming to Orange County, CA??!!


What about dining out in the Northeast? Arlington, MA in particular is my suggestion.

Would love to see you and can cook you up some nice lobsters.


I am looking forward to the Minneapolis, MN event and my youngest son is looking forward to the Portland, OR event. I have a daughter & son-in-law in DC on Republic. Any plans for that area?


We look forward to meeting you in Minneapolis, and your son in Portland! A whole family of Republic users- love it! No plans for DC currently. Any tips from you and/or your son for the cities we will be visiting? How do you achieve phone-life balance in a busy city like Minneapolis?


@daveg.7uplja, @jeremyl1019, @claytonwtx, @kmac, @michaelg.49xhyk, @wingmaherma-- we’re not booking new cities currently, though if we were, you guys have some good ones!! I’ll list a few of my favorite screen free moments in each of them:

  • Memphis, TN: Elvis’ mansion seems like an obvious choice, though I’m sure there are less touristy destinations. What would you recommend, @daveg.7uplja?

  • @jeremyl1019, I agree, nothing could be finer than to be in South Carolina. Specifically, Charleston, eating at any number of the fine establishments there. What’s your favorite?

  • Dallas, TX has THE BEST stone crab I’ve ever had at this diner looking place near downtown. I sadly don’t remember the name of it (I should got look that up), but it was AMAZING. @claytonwtx are you familiar with the place?

Anyone else seeing a trend with my favorite screen-free activities? :fork_and_knife::shallow_pan_of_food:

  • @kmac :open_mouth: I haven’t been to Hersey, but learning about the history in the links you provided makes me interested in more than just the chocolate! It sounds like the company culture is every bit as sweet as the product. And yes, very much like the one I’m a member of today. Republic, like Hersey, is a family.

Did I hear something about the west coast waves and east coast lobsters??

  • @michaelg.49xhyk, surfing waves is a hobby I would love to dedicate more time to! Do you shred the gnar?

  • @wingmaherma um… is that a standing offer??? :wink: Do you have a “no phones” policy at your dining table?


I’m in Minneapolis. Would be cool to met some R.W staff.
I see date for my location hasn’t been released yet.


In Minneapolis, I recommend the University of Minnesota, (where 3 of my children attended) with at least a half-dozen suitable venues (contact: Conference and Event Services @■■■■ At Portland State University there is a new events center called Viking Pavillion. Contact: Conference & Event Services @■■■■. Otherwise I recommend Univerity of Portland (smaller sibling to University of Notre Dame, my Alma mater & my eldest son’s). Hope this helps.


Well…here in Minneapolis, MN, we have 2 seasons…Snowy Winter…and Road Construction Summer.

I can’t eve get to Saint Paul with the main hwy closed for a while now. Not unless I want to go 25 miles out of my way.


Wow had I known this I would have loved to attend the Durham dinner. Sorry I missed it sounds like it was a lot of fun


We think it’d be cool to meet you too! Stay tuned-- we have one more date to secure before we announce the others. What do you think is the best time of year to visit Minneapolis?


@ruthw.pfxkoa sorry we missed meeting you at Dinner Bell. If you’d still like to meet some of our team memberes (and maybe receive a little member appreciation) we’d love to host you at our pop-up shop in downtown Raleigh!


Personally, I would say late summer to mid- fall.

Unless less you all really want to experience winter cold and some snow, then probably January- March. But some may not want to face the slippery roads if a snow storm just so happens to come when the event happens.


Please don’t forget California!! Northern Calif.,but not San Francisco, too hard to get into and no parking . We’d love to meet everyone,!!


Thanks again for this. We had a really good time with y’all at the Dinner Bell in Durham and recommend it to members in other areas. Nice people, delicious dinner, fun event, no big sales pitch (I mean, we’re already members and fans, right?) We even found out about a great opportunity for our high-school kid to work with the Explorer Post that does the TV production of the Bulls baseball games. Win, win, win!


Are these events formal? Like have to dress up?:face_with_raised_eyebrow: