Cheap feasting could continue into September.
After nearly a month of cheap eats around the UK, some restaurants are beginning to announce plans to continue their own discount schemes into the near future. [Featured image: Toby Carvery, Instagram].
“Eat Out To Help Out” is currently due to finish at the end of August. The scheme offered 50% discounts of up to £10 per head to help propel the hospitality business after a difficult year of lockdown. A petition to continue the scheme into September has even picked up thousands of signatures.
And, some restaurants have pledged to continue this scheme into September, regardless of the petition’s outcome. Toby Carvery, Harvester and Stonehouse Pizza have led the charge, with the chains vowing to scrap the £10 per head limit in September as an incentive to keep people eating out into the autumn months.
For the first two weeks of September, customers will still be able to purchase discounted grub at these spots. The chains, however, will no longer be able to claim the subsidy from the government, as it stands. Like the “Eat Out To Help Out” scheme, it will only apply from Monday-Wednesday.