The government has announced a scheme to boost the economy after pubs and restaurants were forced to close for months due to Covid-19. From the 3rd August-31st August participating establishments will be offering 50% off food and non-alcoholic drinks, but here’s the fine print:
- Each customer will receive a £10 maximum discount
- The discount will be active on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only
- No voucher is needed
- The discount can be used in conjunction with other special offers
- You can use the discount as many times as you like
- There is no minimum spend
- The discount cannot be used against alcoholic beverages or service charges
- All customers in a group of any size can use the discount
Many people have found love in cooking during quarantine, and the government has highlighted that they will be doing more to tackle the high rates of obesity, so where is this move coming from?
It is clear that businesses across the world have been impacted by the pandemic, and the scheme will provide a significant jump start to the UK hospitality industry. Limiting the scheme to three days a week for one month only allows us to enjoy the benefits of saving money whilst we get to indulge. Gyms re-opening gives people more opportunity to exercise and create a more balanced lifestyle.
Participating establishments include:
- Burger King
- Costa Coffee
- Deep Blue Fish and Chips
- Frankie & Benny’s
- Gourmet Burger Kitchen
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Patisserie Valerie
- Pizza Express
- Pizza Hut
- Pret A Manger
- TGI Friday’s
- The Real Greek
- Turtle Bay
- YO Sushi
And many more of your favourites!
It’s been a tough time for everyone, and this scheme aims to boost the economy but also to reduce the anxiety that may come with re-integrating back into the society we used to know. We may need to maintain social distancing and wear masks in public places, but for those who have suffered with mental health problems due to isolation, this could be a great way to lift spirits and save money doing it.
T K Williams-Nelson