BURGER King fans will be able to enjoy discounted grub from next week with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
The fast food chain has signed up to the Chancellor’s dine-out incentive, which sees the government pick up 50 per cent of the bill.
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Burger King was actually the first major food chain to announce plans to take part.
On top of a 50 per cent discount on all menu items, the fast food chain will be slashing prices during two phases.
The first deals will be available from August 3 to August 14, and the second phase from August 17 until August 31.
Under the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, customers will be able to nab Whoppers for just £1 during the first phase and on Wednesdays during the second phase.
The flagship burgers usually cost £4.49, although Burger King will reduce the price to just £1.99 for both dine-in and takeaway in August on its app.
Burger King’s Eat Out to Help Out discounts
BURGER King fans will be able to enjoy cheap fast food in August – below are the offers up for grabs.
Available August 3 – August 14
- Whopper for £1, down from £1.99 – Valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
- Veggie Burger for £1, down from £1.99 – Valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
- Chicken Royale for £1, down from £1.99 – Valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
- Whopper Meal for £3.99 – Valid Thursday and Friday
- Veggie Meal for £3.99 – Valid Thursday and Friday
- Chicken Royale Meal for £3.99 – Valid Thursday and Friday
Available August 17 – 31
- Chicken Royale Bacon Cheese for £1, down from £1.99 – Valid Mondays
- Chicken Royale Bacon Cheese Meal for £2, down from £3.99 – Valid Mondays
- Bacon Double Cheeseburger for £1, down from £1.99 – Valid Tuesdays
- Bacon Doucble Cheeseburger Meal for £2, down from £3.99 – Valid Tuesdays
- Whopper Wednesday for £1, £1.99 – Valid Wednesdays
- Whopper Meal for £2, down from £3.99 -Valid Wednesdays
- Haloumi King for £1.99 – Valid Thursdays
- Haloumi King Meal for £3.99 – Valid Thursdays
- Chicken Royale for £1.99 – Valid Fridays
- Chicken Royale Meal for £3.99 – Valid Fridays
Available throughout August
The prices specified below are before the 50 per cent discount has been applied. To get it, you’ll need to eat in Monday to Wednesday.
- Veggie Burger £2.49
- Chicken Royale £2.49
- 2 Chicken Royale Meals £4.49
- Whopper, Royale, Reg fries & Drink bundle £6.75
- 2 Whopper Meals, £8.49
- 6 Chilli Cheese Bites, £1.49
- 9 Nuggets, £1.99
- Reg Coffee, 99p
- 6 Chicken Fries, £1.99
The same price changes also apply to another Burger King sandwich – the chicken royale.
If you decide to do takeaway, you’ll get it for £1.99 by using the app or if you dine in, you only have to pay £1. The burger usually costs £4.49.
During the second phase, you’ll be able to nab a chicken royale bacon cheese for £1, down from £1.99, on Mondays.
Or you can get it as a meal for £2, down from £3.99, during the same time period.
While Tuesdays at Burger King mean you can nab a bacon double cheeseburger for £1, down from £1.99.
To get the discount, you’ll need to order through the voucher section on the Burger King app and dine in.
It’s worth noting that prices vary depending on the branch, so it might be worth calling ahead if you’re not keen to pay extra.
The bargain food deals comes as Boris Johnson hopes to get Brits to lose weight to save the NHS cash.
Under the plans, shops will be banned from offering deals on junk food and placing treats near store entrances and tills.
How to calculate the bill
THE government will pay for half of your bill, up to £10 a head, when you eat out on certain days of the week in August.
To work out how much your bill will be after the discount is applied, you should start by adding together everything that you ordered.
You’ll then need to take off any items that it doesn’t cover, such as alcoholic drinks and the service charge.
Then, divide this by two to find out half of the bill.
What if it comes to more than £10 per head?
To check that it comes under the £10 per head cap, divide it again by the number of people who are dining.
If it works out as more than this per person, then you’ll need to multiply the number of people eating by £10.
You should then minus the answer from the total cost of the items that the discount can be applied to.
For example, four people eat out and the total bill that the discount can be applied to comes to £90.
Half of the bill would be £45, but that’s more than the limit.
So you need to minus £40 (£10 per diner) from £90 to get the amount you will need to pay, which in this case is £50.
Under the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, there’s a limit to how much the government will pay – up to £10 per person – and it doesn’t include alcoholic drinks.
The discount is only available when you dine in, so you’ll have to fork out full price if you’re getting a takeaway.
The scheme launches on August 3, runs until August 31 and is only available to use on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
Maccie’s fans will be able to pick up Big Mac for just £1.60, instead of £3.19.
igh street pizza chain Prezzo has also said it will be running the scheme but it won’t be capping the deal at £10 per person.
Some restaurants chains have already lowered prices thanks to a VAT cut from 20 per cent to 5 per cent for businesses in the hospitality industry.