Town trader praises Eat Out to Help Out scheme ahead of start tomorrow
A businessesman has praised the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, insisting it will help his eatery get back on its feet following a devastating four months of lockdown.
The scheme, which comes into effect tomorrow, sees meal prices halved from Monday to Wednesday in a number of participating pubs, restaurants and coffee shops up and down the UK.
Keith Canham, who has run Time Out Coffee in Victoria Road in Diss since 2014, said the scheme was a lifeline for small businesses such as his own, and expects a surge in customers as a result.
He said: “It’s a brilliant idea – Friday, Saturday and Sunday are normally the busiest days for us, but now we have got everyone back off furlough and are expecting a lot more customers through the week.
“I’m amazed the Government is doing it. For small businesses like us, it will certainly give us a push forward and increase the footfall.”