Restaurants across the UK have committed to continue offering the weekday discount for a further four-weeks, funding it themselves. Throughout August the government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ offered customers 50% of their meal, up to a maximum of £10 per diner.
Following the huge success of the scheme, restaurants have announced they will be continuing to offer the same discounts throughout September. Manchester’s Peru Perdu announced on Twitter, they would be extending the offer throughout September as a way of thanking customers for their ongoing support. Discussing the decision, Brand Manager, Jennifer Hughes, said: “We were overwhelmed by the response to the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme and the support we’ve seen from our loyal guests.
“We’ve built up great momentum and wanted to continue to give back to our following, and extending the offer seemed like the perfect solution to this.”
True North Brewing Co that runs venues throughout Yorkshire has announced it will be extending the deal throughout September but will be waving the £10 cap, meaning diners could get an even better deal.
56 North in Edinburgh has gone one step further, announcing on Facebook it would be continuing the deal for the next eight weeks. The Gin Bar, Distillery and Kitchen, said: “We are very worried that when August finishes, people will stop dining out as often as they do now, so we’ve decided to take the risk and extend the scheme further, even if it means selling the food at cost price.”
Popular chains, including Bill’s, Prezzo and Toby Carvery will also be extending the discount, with a range of discounts throughout the month. ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ has proven to be hugely popular and offered a much-needed boost for a sector massively impacted by the pandemic. More than 64m meals have been claimed using the scheme and restaurant attendance is 61% higher than at this time last year.