A number of restaurants around the country have pledged to continue offering the Eat Out to Help Out discount to diners through September at their own cost if the government does not grant an extension to the scheme.
The offer has seen the government subsidise food bills by 50% for customers who eat at partaking restaurants on Monday-Wednesdays through the entirety of August.
The move was a bid to kickstart the UK economy and give confidence to the public that eating out is safe again.
However, as restaurants campaign for the scheme to be extended for at least another month, some dining establishments have pledged to continue offering the discount at their own expense.
Derbyshire Live reported that three local restaurants – The Hurt Arms, The White Hart Inn and The Horse and Jockey – will leave the offer intact for an extra month, allowing diners to take advantage until the end of September.
Sri Lankan street food restaurant group The Coconut Tree has also promised to continue the discount through next month.
56 North in Edinburgh is also taking part beyond the touted 31 August end date.
UK Hospitality and Greene King’s chief executive Nick Mackenzie have been among the names calling for an extension to the Eat Out to Help Out programme.