September 4, 2020 11.07 am This story is over 37 months old

Almost £5m eating out discounts in Lincolnshire in August

Over a million discounted meals in a month

Businesses in Greater Lincolnshire offered almost £5 million worth of discounts on meals as part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme in August.

According to government data, £4,992,000 was claimed by businesses in the region for a million meals, from more than 1,000 registered restaurants.

Eat Out to Help Out gave 50% off meals up to £10 a person from Monday to Wednesday throughout August.

The full county breakdown figures are below.

The totals for Greater Lincolnshire, including North & North East areas too.

North and North East Lincolnshire accounted for £1 million of the overall discount figure, as well as 212,000 of the meals.

From 779 Lincolnshire restaurants, 809,000 meals were claimed for a value of £3,910,000.

Boston and Skegness was the busiest area, with the most registered restaurants (148), followed by Louth and Horncastle.

Michael Kheng, director of Kurnia Licensing Consultants in Lincoln, looks after clients in the hospitality sector across England and Wales.

He said: “Most of my clients were pleased with the initiative and some had to stop the promotion as they could not cope.

“It is good to see many operators carrying on the scheme, or a discount scheme, in September to stimulate trade.

“The hospitality industry is a massive part of the UK economy with estimates of a total turnover over £100 billion annual.

“When you think that the hospitality sector was closed for almost four months, there is a lot of catching up to do.

“It is great to see the sector stepping up to the mark in a professional and responsible manner.”