The logo means diners who eat on-site will get a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £ 10 per person, on food and non-alcoholic drinks, Monday through Wednesday in August 2020 – and no vouchers is required. Customers can take advantage of the offer as many times as they want during the month.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said:
Our restaurants, cafes and bars play a vital role in our economy, employing over one million people. They have been hit hard by the coronavirus, so it is vital that we do everything we can to help them recover.
Our Eat Out to Help Out program is designed to attract more customers, protecting jobs by giving businesses the confidence to retain and hire staff. Over 53,000 businesses across the country have already registered and, starting today, you will be able to find one near you using the online search tool.
To find out if a restaurant is participating in the Eat Out to Help Out program, you can use the online restaurant finder now live on GOV.UK. Simply enter your postal code, or the one located near where you want to eat at the restaurant, for a list of participating outlets within an 8 km radius.
You can also contact your local restaurant to see if they’re participating or check their website.
Participating outlets must wait 7 days after registration to make their first claim, with all eligible claims paid within 5 business days. Claims can be submitted weekly and businesses are encouraged to register by August 3 to benefit from them for the entire month the program is operating.
More information for businesses, including how to register and make a complaint, is available online at GOV.UK.
Customers can learn how to use the Eat Out to Help Out program.
The Eat Out to Help Out program is open to restaurants and other establishments that sell food for on-site consumption. Establishments may provide their own dining room or share it with others for guests to dine on site.
The discount can be used unlimited and will be valid Monday through Wednesday on any on-site meal, including non-alcoholic drinks, throughout August 2020 across the UK.
Customers don’t need a coupon. Registered businesses simply reduce the invoice by the appropriate amount and the offer can be used in conjunction with other promotions and offers accepted by the business.
Help available for businesses:
HMRC verify claims and take appropriate action to withhold or recover payments deemed dishonest or inaccurate.
Tax agents cannot register or make claims on behalf of their clients. This will trigger a fraud alert and lead to delays in registration and claiming. Affected customers will need to contact us separately to resolve the issue.