According to a survey conducted by trade body UKHospitality, the majority of Britain’s hospitality businesses are joining the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme
The initiative, which kicked off yesterday and will last until the end of August, offers guests a 50% discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a maximum of £10 per person, Monday to Wednesday.
UKHospitality's report claims that 84% of all businesses surveyed will be taking part in the scheme, with 15% rolling it out across some of their venues, 14% across most and a remarkable 54% across all venues.
‘It is great to see so many businesses embracing the scheme. The chancellor recognised that our sector has been hit the hardest of all and this scheme goes some way to delivering the support vulnerable hospitality businesses need,’ commented UKHospitality chief executive, Kate Nicholls. ‘It is encouraging to see our sector being recognised for its importance and the Treasury delivering decisive support quickly.
‘It looks like our sector has been quick to adopt the scheme and we have seen examples of innovative menu additions aimed at tempting customers. We hope that the take-up will be just as widespread amongst consumers, as businesses have invested heavily to make their venues Covid-secure. Confidence is going to be key to securing the future of our sector and keeping jobs safe. We hope that as many people as possible take this one-off chance to have a fantastic experience at a significant discount and rediscover eating out throughout August.’