The Government’s new Eat Out to Help scheme is now more than a week old, but many people are still struggling to understand its terms.
The scheme means half price food at many restaurants across the country, including chains such as Nando’s, KFC, Subway and McDonald’s.
Foodies can get 50% off their bills from Monday to Wednesday throughout August, leaving many excited at getting discounts.
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Others have been left disappointed, including many McDonald’s fans who are not pleased with having to sit inside the restaurant to get their hands on the discount, reports the MEN.
Posting on Twitter, one disgruntled customer said: "McDonald’s offering 50% off but only if you eat in the restaurant. Ok encourage more people to gather. Not to mention you need to clean more & need more staff. JUST DO IT IN DRIVE THROUGH. @McDonaldsUK."
McDonald's responded to the tweet, explaining that customers being required to dine-in instead of using its drive thrus or take away services to get a discount is a Government rule – and not one brought in by the chain.
The official McDonald's account wrote: "Hi Danny, thanks for contacting us.
"This scheme is run by the government, we are simply participating to give our customer's the opportunity for the discount. It was not McDonald's that set the rules to be eat in only.
"Nonetheless, apologies for any disappointment."
Here’s the Eat Out to Help Out rules currently in place
50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)
Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between August 3 and 31
As many times as you like
You do not need a voucher
There is no minimum spend
You cannot claim discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges
All diners in a group of any size can use the discount