Britons show eagerness to ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ as over half planning to return to restaurants

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A snap poll has found 53% of Britons intend on making the most of the Eat Out To Help Out scheme and over three fifths of these individuals plan to pay a visit to Nando’s.

The snap poll was conducted by the team at www.MoneySavingHeroes.co.uk to understand how comfortable Britons are with returning to restaurants. Over 1,300 British adults took part in the poll, all remained anonymous throughout the study.

It was initially found that 53% of Britons intend on making the most of the “Eat Out To Help Out” scheme. Of the respondents who didn’t want to make the most of the offerings, it was found 79% still do not feel comfortable enough to go out in an enclosed environment.

When looking at the places Britons plan on going to eat at, it was found Nando’s reigns supreme. Below is a breakdown of the restaurants and eateries Britons most want to visit:

1)      Nando’s – 63%

2)      Wagamama – 57%

3)      Pizza Express – 50%

4)      Prezzo – 46%

5)      Wetherspoons – 38%

6)      Frankie and Benny’s – 34%

7)      Miller and Carter – 29%

8)      Pizza Hut – 25%

9)      Las Iguanas – 22%

10)  Bella Italia – 20%

Despite it not being compulsory, it was found 13% of those who plan to eat out say they will wear a mask when sat down in the restaurant and then take it off when eating or drinking.

George Charles, spokesperson for www.MoneySavingHeroes.co.uk, commented: “Of course people are looking to make the most of the Eat Out To Help Out scheme, meals out have never been so cheap and people will be looking to make the most of this luxury. However, the pandemic hasn’t just gone away and it’s understandable that there are still so many people that are activity avoiding places like restaurants. It will be interesting to see if the scheme is enough to save businesses who have had to remain shut for so long; we could well see more incentives deployed by the government in the months to come.”