10 August 2020 12:42
Sign up for our What's On newsletter Join us here Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email Ever since Eat Out to Help Out has kicked off across the country on August 1, there has been some confusion as to who actually gets what. While around 72,000 locations have signed up to the 50 per cent off offer, people are often still ending up paying full price or walking away with hunger pangs, according to the Mirror Online. This happened to one customer in the Cheltenham High Street Subway store yesterday when they took a child out for lunch there. They ordered a six inch vegan sub, a Cheeze toastie and a bottle of water. The price of which came to around £6, whereas they were expecting to pay less.
However this could have been because they took the food to go, whereas the deal stipulates that the scheme doesn't include takeaways. Some people have come up with a sneaky loophole to avoid this though. This is because there is nothing stopping you taking some of the food home with you in a doggy bag if you don't finish it. As long as you start your food in a dedicated dining in section of a restaurant, you are free to take your leftovers home with you. This means people can get cheap food to friends or relatives stuck at home if needed. Who's doing Eat Out to Help Out near me? To help you find restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars taking part in the scheme near you, we've teamed up with our local listings website InYourArea to create this widget. All you have to do is enter your postcode below (click 'View On InYourArea' if results don't display automatically) to find details of participating businesses on your doorstep. Key Eat Out to Help Out rules 50% off food and drink at participating restaurants £10 per person limit to discount Alcoholic drinks and service charge not included Only applies to people ordering food to eat on site Applies only on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August Can be used as often as you like on those days Automatically applied at the till, no voucher needed Regarding their rules surrounding Eat Out to Help Out - Subway said: "We're sorry to hear that a guest was disappointed not to receive the Eat Out To Help Out discount when visiting the High Street store in Cheltenham. Due to operating as a franchise business, participation in the government's Eat Out To Help Out scheme is at the discretion of the Franchise Owner, and this store has chosen not to take part."