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Eat Out to Help Out

A new creative scheme to help save the hospitality industry has launched, which will also save diners money off their bill.

The ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ initiative will see customers receiving up to £10.00 off per head when visiting restaurants from Monday to Wednesday throughout August.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that every Brit will be given 50% discount at restaurants, up to a maximum discount of £10.00 per head for everyone, including children.

The initiative aims to bring customers back to eateries, will work by having participating businesses register through a new ‘simple’ website. Companies can then claim the money back and receive the funds from Government within five working days.

There is no limit on the number of times the discount can be used eligible days, but it will only apply to non-alcoholic drinks.

Find a local restaurant that’s registered for the scheme

You will get results within a 2 mile radius of the postcode you use.

Check out the list for chain restaurants and large businesses registered for the scheme

The list of chain restaurants and large businesses will not appear in search results. Check their websites for details of participating locations.

Restaurants and establishments can register for the Eat Out to Help Out scheme via www.gov.uk/guidance/register-your-establishment-for-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme

Restaurants can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme:

  • all day, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3 to 31 August 2020
  • to offer a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to diners for food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in
  • to claim the money back from the government

There is no limit to the number of times customers can use the offer during the period of the scheme. Your customers cannot get a discount for someone who is not eating or drinking.

Alcohol and service charges are excluded from the offer, registration will close on 31 August.

Who can register

You can register if your establishment:

  • sells food for immediate consumption on the premises
  • provides its own dining area or shares a dining area with another establishment for eat-in meals
  • was registered as a food business with the relevant local authority on or before 7 July

You cannot register:

  • an establishment that only offers takeaway food or drink
  • catering services for private functions
  • a hotel that provides room service only
  • dining services (such as packaged dinner cruises)
  • mobile food vans or trailers

For full information and how to register your business visit www.gov.uk

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