With the Governments Eat Out to Help Out scheme ending on Monday Deliveroo has announced it is to launch its own version ‘Eat In to Help Out’ offering a £5 discount during September.
The food delivery service has revealed it will be offering a code to customers that gives a £5 discount on meals worth over £20 from local restaurants Monday-Wednesday for the whole of the month.
The scheme has so far been taken up by more than 16,000 local restaurants. National chains are not included in the offer unless they fund the discount themselves.
The news comes after it was revealed over 64 million discounted meals have been enjoyed by diners across the country since the launch of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out discount scheme.
Deliveroo chief executive Will Shu said. “Deliveroo is passionate about supporting local restaurants, who are central to our business and to so many high streets across the UK. Our restaurant partners play a vital role in our economy, just as they do people’s everyday lives, bringing people the food they love.
“We know they have been hit hard recently, and we hope Our Eat IN to Help Out scheme can play a part in helping their businesses through this difficult period.”
Chancellor Rishi Sunak added: “This has been an incredibly difficult time for the hospitality sector, both during the lockdown and emerging from it.
“Thousands of restaurants and cafes forced to close during lockdown were thankfully able to continue trading in some way using delivery services such as Deliveroo.”