GREENE King punters will be able to enjoy half price pub grub next week with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
The pub 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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Under the scheme, a Southern fried chicken burger will cost just £4.25 instead of £8.49 meaning you can eat out for under a fiver.
A plate of traditional fish and chips normally priced at £10.29 will only set you back £5.15.
You can save even more cash by splitting a sharing platter with a pal, which effectively quarters the bill.
For example, a house sharing platter for two costs £9.99, which drops to £5 under the Eat Out to Help Out incentive.
But share the bill with a friend and you’ll only have to fork out £2.50.
Meat eaters will be able to get their chops around an 8oz sirloin steak for under a tenner too, as it’s half price at £6.85, down from £13.69.
You can see more deals on offer at Greene King pubs in the table above, or you can find your nearest branch here.
It’s worth noting that prices may vary depending on the branch, so it might be worth calling ahead if you’re worried about what the bill will come to.
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 Buy One Get One Free 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.
There is 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.
High 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.