Several UK Companies Extend 'Eat Out To Help Out' Discount Scheme

By Dave Simpson
Several UK Companies Extend 'Eat Out To Help Out' Discount Scheme

Revolution Bars, Pizza Hut and Tesco Café have extended the UK's "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme into September, as the discount scheme has helped bring back customers after months of coronavirus-related closures.

"Guests will be able to enjoy 50% food and soft drinks including mocktails from Monday until Wednesday all day throughout September," Revolution Bars, which operates 74 premium bars across the UK, said.

The scheme was announced by the UK government last month to boost spending at restaurants, cafés and pubs, but eateries that choose to extend it will have to bear the costs themselves going forward as the scheme expires on August 31.

Rise In Sales

Food sales in pubs and restaurants rose by nearly a third during the week that followed the scheme's launch, according to data consultancy firm CGA.

More than 64 million meals have been claimed by diners across the country since the launch of the scheme, the UK government said last week.

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