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

In a bid to get the country’s economy moving again after what has been a pretty slow year so far in terms of going out and about, the government has launched the Eat Out to Help Out scheme to encourage people to go out and visit pubs and restaurants.

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The scheme begins Monday 3 August, but how can we all take advantage of the discounts that will be on offer throughout the month (and get back to taking those all important food pics for the ‘gram)?

What is the Eat Out to Help Out scheme?

If you eat in at any participating restaurants between 3-31 August on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, you’ll receive 50 per cent off all food and non-alcoholic drinks, up to a maximum value of £10 per diner. There’s no limit on how many times you use the scheme and the best part is you don’t need to print off a voucher or prove anything to claim the discount, it will simply be added to you bill (and it can even be used in conjunction with other discounts and offers, such as the discount many chain cafes offer for using your own reusable cup).

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Both chain and independent restaurants can take part, meaning there are lots of discounts to be had this month. You can use the online tool to find participating independent restaurants local to you, but below we’ve rounded up all of the most popular chain restaurants that are taking part in the scheme. Just bear in mind that it’s worth calling ahead to the specific restaurant location you’re visiting as they may not be running the scheme in all of their locations.

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Which chain restaurants are participating?

  • Patty&Bun
  • Ask Italian
  • GAIL’s Bakeries
  • Byron
  • The Ivy Collection
  • Bar + Grills
  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen
  • Benugo
  • Greene King
  • Wagamama
  • Starbucks
  • Frankie & Benny’s
  • Chiquito
  • Bermondsey Pubs
  • Bill’s
  • The Cornish Bakery
  • Giraffe
  • Ed’s Easy Diner
  • Pizza Express
  • Garfunkel’s
  • Tony Macaroni
  • Yo Sushi
  • Slim Chickens
  • Bakers + Baristas
  • Brewdog
  • Wildwood
  • Burger King
  • Pho
  • Caffè Nero
  • Patisserie Valerie
  • Coffee#1
  • Pizza Hut
  • Crussh
  • M&S Cafe
  • EAT
  • Nando’s
  • McDonalds
  • Five Guys
  • Franco Manca
  • Wetherspoon
  • Beefeater
  • Fridays
  • KFC
  • Fullers
  • Giggling Squid
  • Turtle Bay
  • Costa Coffee
  • Wasabi
  • Pret a Manger
  • Leon
  • Black Sheep Coffee
  • Honest Burgers
  • Zizzi
  • Joe & The Juice
  • Prezzo
  • Revolution
  • Tortilla
  • Côte Brasserie

For a more conclusive list of all chain pubs, restaurants and large businesses participating in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, check here.