As announced earlier on in July, to aid the opening of pubs and restaurants that faced huge losses due to strict lockdown protocol, the Government has initiated the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ program.

The new discount scheme that establishments can sign up to was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in the first week of July hopes to encourage customers to revisit pubs and restaurants that were affected severely during the global health pandemic.

Restaurants After Covid
Source: The Mirror

As a result, the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme will commence from the 1st of August where customers will be granted a 50% discount on all dine-in meals that can be used at registered businesses unlimitedly throughout the month.

The maximum savings per head is £10 – and doesn’t include booze (unfortunately) – but you can use it as many times as you like as long as you’re eating on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

So far these are the most popular pubs and restaurant chains across the UK that have signed up to the scheme according to The Mirror

All Bar One: The discount, of course, isn’t applicable to alcohol orders; however, you can still save some money on your meal.

Bella Italia: The chain hasn’t opened their doors to the public just yet. However, they have announced that they will be open from August.

Browns: Same rules, Food and Soft drink will all be half-priced from Monday to Wednesday.

Burger King: One of the first fast-food chains that signed up to the scheme as soon as the UK government announced it.

Café Rouge: It has been confirmed that the establishments will be taking part in the scheme.

Costa Coffee: 50% off on your coffee fix between Monday and Wednesday meaning that you can get a coffee for as little as 32p sounds like a steal.

Source: The Independent


Franco Manca: One of the few pizza chains that have confirmed their participation in the scheme.

Frankie & Benny’s: The American Italian chain has told The Sun that it would slash 50% off orders up to 10 pounds per customer.

Harvester: The popular restaurant chain has confirmed that they too will be taking part in the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme

KFC: Newly confirmed with the program, they are still working out on the details of how they will function with the scheme in place.


Las Iguanas: Yet another group of restaurants that have signed up for the scheme.

McDonald’s: The world’s biggest fast-food chain with more than 700 restaurants reopening for dine-in in August have also very recently signed up for the scheme.

Nando’s: The popular Portuguese chicken chain have registered with the scheme and you will be able to get 50% off on your peri-peri chicken fix.


Pizza Hut: One of the first restaurants to snatch the opportunity to sign up with the scheme, there is no doubt the world-famous stuffed crust pizzas will now be significantly cheaper.

Taco Bell: The Mexican fast-food chain was a little late to register with the scheme, however, they are now on board in all its fiery glory.

Wagamama: The famous Asian cuisine serving restaurant has also signed up to cut 50% off your bill.


It is should be noted that takeaway orders don’t qualify, but you are allowed to take your food away with you after it arrives, as long as the order was made as a dine-in customer.

Mentioned above are just a few of the famous pubs and restaurants that have signed up, however, every day more and more businesses are signing up for the scheme. Therefore you can hope that your favourite pub or restaurant will sign up to the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme.