Britain's govt offers a new scheme wherein diners across the UK will be able to enjoy half-price in the month of August from to help boosts restaurants and pubs. Lockdown has impacted food chains adversely and this will help these places get back on their feet post-lockdown. This promotes people to eat out more so that pubs and restaurants are supported. "Eat out to help out" applies to eat-in food and drinks and you can avail the offer automatically on Monday to Wednesdays at over 72,000 venues in the UK.

According to the govt websites here are a few things you must keep in mind:

  • Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at a participating establishment to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)
  • It will be available every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 31 August
  • And you can opt for it as many times as you like.

The establishments participating are:

  • Restaurants, cafés, bars or pubs
  • Work and school canteens
  • Food halls

The idea is to entice more people to visit restaurants, cafes and pubs so that about the 80 percent establishments that were majorly affected in the past few months due to the coronavirus lockdown. Big chains including Pizza Express, Costa Coffee, KFC, Toby Carvery, McDonald's and Nando's have signed up for the offer. You will not need a voucher to avail the offer but the discount will be automatically available to you at establishments that have signed up for the scheme. While you enjoy the offer, the establishments will then claim a reimbursement from the government for the discount you're getting. Moreover, there is no minimum amount set up but you will not be able to claim a discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges.

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