Most restaurant owners say Eat Out To Help Out has boosted their businesses this summer.
The government scheme, which gives diners 50% off their food and soft drinks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August (up to a maximum of £10 per diner), is coming to an end.
Andy Lennox owns two restaurants in Bournemouth and Poole and runs a lobby group called Wonky Table. He is calling for the scheme to be brought back in the autumn when the industry is typically at a low point.
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