A Government scheme called Eat Out to Help Out is launching on Monday 3 August across the UK. The idea behind it is to help food establishments attract customers back in to boost business while offering diners a discount in order to enjoy eating out again.
Businesses that join the scheme will offer a 50 per cent reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in on Mondays to Wednesdays throughout August. Alcohol is excluded from the offer.
Customers do not need a voucher as participating establishments will simply deduct the discount from their bill and reclaim the discounted amount through an online service. Claims can be made on a weekly basis and will be paid into bank accounts within five working days.
Food and drink establishments eligible for the scheme include restaurants, cafes, hotels, leisure centres and office canteens. Basically, any establishment that sells food for consumption on the premises.
Eligible establishments can register now, ready to use the scheme when it starts on Monday 3 August.
Outlets that register will receive window stickers so customers can look out for the logo.
Registered outlets will also be listed on a new online Restaurant Finder which will be available soon on GOV.UK.
More than 32,000 restaurants across the UK have already signed up to the scheme, including businesses in Sandwell. If you run a food establishment in the borough and haven’t signed up to the scheme you still have time to do so!
Further information for businesses, including how to register and make a claim, is available on the Government website.
#MadeInSandwell Monday is a celebration of the talent and diversity within our borough. If you’re a local restaurant, café etc that is interested in being considered for a #MadeInSandwell Monday profile and having information about your establishment shared on Think Sandwell and through Twitter, read this.