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Full list of food chains that are doing 50% off throughout August

Loads of cracking deals to enjoy next month!



Lots of half price meals are up for grabs next month as part of the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which kicks off on August 3rd. 

The government’s scheme will see diners able to get 50% off their bill up to a value of £10 per head on food and soft drinks. 

The scheme kicks off on Monday for the full month of August, as part of the government’s incentives to boost the economy and save jobs in the hospitality sector – which has taken a massive blow due to the pandemic. 

Plenty of popular high street chains have registered with the scheme and are also benefiting from a 15% VAT cut.

The discounts can be used on top of other promotions, so we’re all in for a really cheap August! 

According to HMRC, over 53,000 restaurants had signed up to the scheme by midnight on July 26th. 

The list includes tonnes of popular chains, including Nando’s where diners will be able to get a quarter Peri Peri chicken for just £1.85, and McDonald’s, which sees prices as low as 49p. See the full list of McDonald’s new prices here

Find the full list of all the chains who have registered for the scheme below, and see all the restaurants at the Trafford Centre who will be offering discounts here

Full list of food chains which are taking part in Eat Out to Help Out: 

  • Bakers + Baristas
  • Bar + Grills
  • Bill’s
  • Black Sheep Coffee
  • Boparan Restaurant Group
  • Brains
  • Brewdog
  • Burger King
  • CH&CO
  • Caffe Nero
  • Coffee#1
  • Company of Cooks
  • The Cornish Bakery
  • Costa Coffee
  • Crussh
  • Côte Brasserie
  • D&D London
  • Deep Blue Fish & Chips
  • Euro Garages
  • Five Guys 
  • Franco Manca
  • Frankie & Benny’s
  • Fullers
  • G1
  • GAIL’s Bakeries
  • Giggling Squid
  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen
  • Greene King
  • Hall & Woodhouse
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Harvester
  • Honest Burger
  • Hydes
  • JD Wetherspoon
  • JW Lees
  • Joe & The Juice
  • Joseph Holt 
  • KFC
  • Leon Restaurant
  • McDonald’s 
  • Marston’s 
  • McMullen
  • Mitchells & Butlers
  • Nando’s
  • Oakman Inns
  • Patisserie Valerie
  • Pho
  • Pizza Express
  • Pizza Hut 
  • Pret A Manger
  • Prezzo
  • Punch
  • Revolution Bars Group
  • Roadchef
  • Shepherd Neame
  • St Austell Brewery
  • Starbucks
  • TGI Fridays
  • The Ivy Collection
  • The Real Greek
  • Toby Carvery
  • Tony Macaroni, Viva Itali
  • Tortilla
  • Turtle Bay
  • Wagamama
  • Wasabi
  • Wildwood
  • YO Sushi
  • Young’s

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Mana is selling the first Michelin Star burger in Manchester

Will you be trying one of these?



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Manchester’s only Michelin Star restaurant, Mana, has launched a new takeaway burger which is available during lockdown.

The Michelin Star cheeseburger is made with a Lake District Farmer’s Belted Galloway smoked beef patty, put together with shin, brisket and rump cap. 

It’s then topped with Mana’s own American-style cheese, made with St Andrew’s Cheddar and Cloudwater beer, placed in a potato and brown butter bun, and finished with Koji and dill mayonnaise, iceberg, and green onion paste.

The burger will set you back £16, and you can also grab some drinks for £5 each if you’re thirsty, including a lime, raw sugar, mint, and cucumber soda, a sorrel and matcha iced tea, and a fermented Banks’ Tomato and oregano soda.

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Mana spent the eight days before launching it testing different beef cut ratios, cheese slice thicknesses and woods to smoke the patties, and according to them it’s ‘the best burger we’ve ever had’.

Head Chef, Simon Martin said: “As well as keeping the business afloat and continuing to keep our team’s livelihoods intact, I also wanted this to be a fun exercise.

“As much as I miss our usual setting and the all-encompassing activity it provides, the idea of doing something so familiar for people became a really endearing challenge in the meantime.

“Almost everyone has had a great burger, especially in Manchester where humble foods are commonly elevated, so people will have a comparison to make whilst we’re trying to deliver the best version of something they’ve ever had.” ⁠⠀

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The team at Mana chose burgers as it’s a classic comfort food that almost everyone likes to eat, and they have plans to start doing tacos in a few weeks and potentially fried chicken as well (depending how long it takes them to reopen properly).

As a token of appreciation, all NHS staff are entitled to one free burger per order every Wednesday, you will just need to bring an NHS ID on collection.

Numbers are limited to just 100 burgers per day, and are available from Wednesday to Saturday, to collect between 12pm and 4pm.

If you want to grab one booking is required via Tock-to-go, where you can book a slot up to three hours in advance of collection – prepayment is required to minimise contact. 

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BrewDog is giving away free beer to everyone in the UK to cheer us up during lockdown





All UK residents will be pleased to hear they can now grab some free beer courtesy of Brewdog.

BrewDog’s CEO took to Twitter to announce the news that they will be giving away a four pack of beer to anyone in the UK.

The only catch is that you have to pay the £1.95 for shipping! 

All you have to do to receive your free pack is head over to BrewDog’s website and enter your details. 

Of course, you will have to join a bit of queue on the website because everyone is after some free beer – at the time of writing the queue time is currently at around 30 minutes. 

You’ll have to be quick, though, as the offer ends at 7pm tonight (Tuesday January 12th).

If you want to know which beer you’ll be getting, you’ll be pleased to hear it’s their ‘Lost Lager’, the ‘world’s only carbon-neutral lager’.

The beers are made from surplus fresh bread and it’s all powered by wind turbines. Plus they will even be planting a tree for every four-pack purchased. 

Get yours here

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A brand new New York-style pizza restaurant has opened in Stretford

A great new addition to the area



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A brand new pizza joint is opening on Chester Road in Stretford, promising proper old-school New-York style pizzas.

BAKEHOUSE32 will be serving up New York-style pizzas, stuffed bagels, beers and ice creams from local producers Churn Ices

With the restrictions still in place, the new opening is available for delivery and collection now, including classics like Margherita (£8),  Pepperoni & Hot Honey (£9), Coppa Ham & Wild Mushroom (£9) and Aubergine, Olive And Caper (£8).

Over the next few weeks, they will also be adding bagels to the store with classic New York fillings like Ruben, Salt Beef and Liptauer; a Slovakian spicy cheese spread that you’ll find in every deli in Manhattan.


Owner Dave, a born and bred Stretfordian, says he has created something he can truly be proud of. 

Dave is a true local, an alumni of The Sip Club and the Spirit of The Essoldo Cinema Club, he is a champion of the area in which he lives and works. 

Alongside collection from the venue, you can get your pizzas brought to your door via SHOCAL the Urmston-based delivery service, which promises to have a more local and friendlier service than the big giants in the delivery industry.

SHOCAL even give back a percentage from every order to the local community. 

You can order online here


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