Article: “Philly restaurants reckon with BYOB’s popularity: Patrons’ demands are forcing a change in attitude.” (Mar.2006)

excerpt:
“BYOB gets more and more popular,” Salandria said, contemplating his shrinking wine list that now offers about half of the variety it used to. “Especially after 8 o’clock and with the younger crowd.”He used to watch wine-toting patrons either leave immediately or sit through an unhappy meal with an unopened bottle – “and not come back.”

His new laissez-faire policy has been a success, Salandria said, bringing in many new customers. But he’s selling a lot less wine.

“Last Saturday, I sold three bottles. I thought, ‘Hey, this is working too well.’ But for a restaurateur, there is nothing worse than empty seats.”

link: “Philly restaurants reckon with BYOB’s popularity” by Paul Nussbaum (Philadelphia Inquirer, Mar.12, 2006) 

WaiterBell Angle: This article is interesting because it is a customer driven movement. I hope the concept of WaiterBell may also become customer driven with patrons asking their favorite restaurants to offer the WaiterBell service.

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