Leeds Wetherspoons to take part in 50% off Eat Out to Help Out scheme

Wetherspoons has announced that all its pubs will be taking part in the government scheme to encourage people to eat out in a bid to boost the economic recovery from the virus crisis.

Thursday, 30th July 2020, 8:35 am
Updated Thursday, 30th July 2020, 8:40 am
Wetherspoons has announced that all its pubs will be taking part in the government scheme to encourage people to eat out. Photo: Beckett's Bank.

The company said hundreds of its outlets across the UK will be offering a selection of meals, with a drink, at a lower price than buying from most supermarkets.

Under the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, a 50% discount will be available at participating restaurants and pubs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August, to a maximum of £10 per head.

Wetherspoons announced that, under the scheme, breakfasts in its pubs will cost £2.24, a pizza will be £2.75, other meals will be £2.37 and a children's meal will be £2.08.

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The prices will be lower than comparable food bought at most supermarkets such as Tesco, it said.

Company chairman Tim Martin said: "Thanks to the government scheme, an individual is £2.93 better off eating and drinking at Wetherspoons than purchasing a similar range of products at Tesco.

"Over a 13-day period customers would save £38.09. The vast majority of our pubs will be offering a range of meals, with a drink, at unbeatable prices."

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