Farms shops in the UK Take Part in Eat Out to Help Out scheme

As the UK’s retail sector attempts to get back on its feet following months of lockdown, nearly one hundred farm shops across the country have joined in the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme in the UK. There is still a small quantity out of the 73,000 establishments that are participating which includes restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, work and school canteens. Just one week into this government-led campaign, the initiative is proving to be beneficial for smaller, independent retailers.

The scheme, which is valid on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3rd to 31st August offers customers a 50% discount at participating food outlets is proving to drive more customers to these outlets. It appears the most significant increase in footfall seems to be after 6 pm, and smaller towns are benefiting more than city centres.

However, many consumers remain wary of dining out. One of the major concerns is having confidence in restaurant hygiene measures before they consider returning. The scheme lasts for just one month, and restaurants and bars should ready themselves for the challenges ahead. As well as implementing new health and safety measures, they must focus on innovative ways on attracting customers to keep them coming back time and time again...way beyond the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.