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These are the restaurants taking part in the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme

Half price Pret? Sign me up

Rishi Sunak’s “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme has not only produced some quality memes but also allows us to get some money off our favourite restaurants post lockdown.

And now a number of chain restaurants including Nando’s, Wagamamas and Toby Carvery have confirmed they will be taking part in the scheme that starts today.

The “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme means the government will pay up to £10 per person for a meal on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout August. This means if your meal costs you £20 you only have to pay £10. There is no limit to the amount of times you can use the discount, but it can only be used at registered restaurants which have signed up to scheme.

These are all the restaurants who are taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme:


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You can’t go wrong with chicken, chips and halloumi sticks and now it’s half price. Nando’s said they will be registering with the scheme.


The basic bitches must be so happy they can get their katsu curry cheaper. According to The Sun Wagamamas will be joining the scheme. But there’s no guarantee Rishi will be serving your ramen.

Burger King

Ok so not as good as Maccies, but we’ll take what we can get. The boss of Burger King, Alasdair Murdoch, announced shortly after Rishi’s announcement that Burger King will be joining the scheme.

Speaking to the BBC he said: “We’ll certainly be embracing it, as long as we can understand the terms and conditions and work them out.

“But I would think it’s extremely likely that we would do it.”

The scheme will only take place at Burger King though if they allow people to sit in. Currently they’re only open for takeaway and drive thru.

Frankie and Benny’s

You can now get cheaper pasta if you live near a Frankie and Benny’s who are gradually opening their restaurants for dine in throughout August. Check their website to see which sites are open near you.

They told The Sun they will be joining the scheme.


Harvester is also joining the scheme and its opened the majority of its 150 restaurants which means cheap food for nearly everyone.

Toby Carvery

A half price roast is the only highlight of this pandemic. Toby Carvery who is owned by the same people as Harvester, Mitchell’s and Butlers, said they will also be joining the scheme.

Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut has confirmed they will be joining the scheme. Stuffed crust tastes even better when Boris is footing the bill.


Hallelujah – easily one of the best things to come out of these scheme is half price Maccies. McDonald’s released their full range of prices for the scheme last week and now a Big Mac cost £1.60 and a breakfast meal is a bargain £1.75.


Wahaca, aka one of the best Mexican restaurants going, is also involved in the scheme. Half price tacos and burritos? Sign me up. If only we could get discount on margaritas.


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If you’re boujee and prefer to get your burger from somewhere other than McDonald’s then you will be pleased to know Byron is also involved in Eat Out To Help Out.

Costa Coffee

Coffee for 32p? I don’t think I’ve ever been this happy tbh. Costa is taking part in the scheme and offering discounts on all discount and food.


Unfortunately the discount does not apply to alcohol otherwise we’d be in Spoons all day Monday to Wednesday. But you can get a breakfast for just £2.50, so it’s not all bad.


This is going to be pretty dangerous for my bank account ngl – half priced iced coffees and sandwiches! Pret is taking part in the scheme across its UK stores.

Pizza Express

Everyone’s favourite pizza chain is also taking part in the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme which means you can get discount on dough balls, pizza and the most important pollo pesto pasta.


This is a massive saving, with the scheme taking place Monday to Wednesday you can get a regular popcorn chicken and boneless banquet for just £6.09.


Itsu has 74 branches across the UK which will all be taking part in Eat Out To Help Out scheme, sushi and gyoza are going to taste even better now.

To find out the restaurants taking part in Eat Out To Help Out scheme visit the government website.

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