UK restarts restaurant industry, pays half of each food bill


A couple with three children go to a restaurant, relieved at being able to do so after months confined to homes, they have a good time and rack up a food bill of £100 pounds, but the waiter smilingly asks them to pay only £50 pounds – the rest will be paid by the UK government, Hindustan times reports.

Over 53,000 restaurants, cafes and other outlets have signed up to the unique ‘Eat out to help out’ scheme introduced by chancellor Rishi Sunak to help the restaurant industry almost crippled by the coronavirus pandemic as well as encourage moves towards a COVID-secure semblance of normalcy.

Under the scheme, diners who eat-in (not applicable to takeaways) will benefit from a 50%…

Source: Nigerian Tribune