Government to pay half on restaurant bills as Eat Out to Help Out scheme launches
[Aug. 3, 2020: The Brighter Side of News]
The government’s landmark Eat Out to Help Out scheme launches with a pledge to pay up to 50% on customers’ bills at participating restaurants in August.
The discount aimed to “keep more money in hardworking families’ pockets” - applies to all food and non-alcoholic drinks, with a maximum discount of £10 ($13) per person, saving a family of four up to £40.
Anyone visiting a participating restaurant, café or pub on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August is eligible to receive the half price discount.
The scheme, which is part of chancellor Rishi Sunak’s £30bn Plan for Jobs, is aimed to kickstart UK’s economic recovery and boost the hospitality sector following the coronavirus crisis.
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More than 72,000 businesses have signed up to take part in the scheme, including independent eateries and well known restaurants such as Nando’s, Pizza Express and Costa Coffee.
There is no minimum spend and the 50% discount can be used in combination with other offers and discounts.
Customers don’t need any vouchers as participating establishments will automatically deduct 50% from their bills.
Restaurants, pubs and cafes have worked hard to put customers who are worried about eating out at ease by implementing measures such as, social distancing, reduced capacity, protective screens, contactless payments, and one way walking systems.
The scheme aims to protect 1.8 million jobs in the hospitality industry by encouraging Brits to safely return to local restaurants, cafes and pubs where social distancing rules allow.
The government also launched an Eat Out to Help Out restaurant finder, to help people find local businesses that are participating, it already has 3.3 million hits since launching last week.... Read More