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Petition to extend Eat Out to Help Out scheme to September has been launched

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The Eat Out to Help Out scheme has proved very popular, both with customers and most venues who took part in the offer.

Sadly, it’s set to end next Monday, August 31st, meaning after today there’s only one more day to take advantage of some bargain food and drink.

It’s been estimated that participating establishments have dished out more than 35 million meals since it was launched on August 3rd, from nearly 50,000 different restaurants, bars and cafes.

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In case you are unfamiliar with the scheme, it has been available from Mon-Weds throughout August and meant that you could get 50% off your food and soft drink at participating venues, up to a maximum of £10 per head.

According to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the 35 million figure ‘is equivalent to over half of the UK taking part’, and he now faces calls to extend the scheme, in a bid to help businesses survive.

A petition online has gained more than 5,500 signatures at the time of writing, and is asking the government to extend the scheme until September 30th.

The petition reads: “Extend the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to September to give restaurants and cafes financial stability prior to a potential second wave of COVID-19 causing local/national lockdowns.

“The government have the power and the responsibility to ensure people are not losing their jobs due to businesses having a weak financial stability.”

It needs 10,000 signatures to get a response from the government, and 100,000 for it to be debated in Parliament.

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Kate Nicholls, the chief executive of UKHospitality, told the Mirror: “The scheme has been a huge success for the sector. Our members have been reporting a very-welcome boost in trade when it was needed most.

“The scheme has not just benefited businesses commercially, it appears to have really boosted consumer confidence as well, which is just as important.

“Both of those are very strong arguments for an extension of the scheme.

“It would keep customers excited about going out and give businesses the support they still need. Hospitality sector is still fragile and faces other challenges, but prolonging the Eat Out scheme could help businesses back to stability and enable them to safeguard jobs and livelihoods.”

As the scheme is set to wind down on August 31st, new figures have revealed that pub and restaurant workers are most at risk from redundancy, with 14 million of them furloughed at the start of lockdown.

You can sign the petition here.

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Local grocery service that delivers in 15 minutes or less launches in Manchester

The super easy way to get food and drink delivered

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Weezy is a brand-new on-demand grocery service that delivers in 15 minutes or under, and it has officially launched in Manchester today – just in time for a rare sunny weekend.

It offers a carefully curated range of over 2,000 high-quality products at retail prices, including alcoholic drinks, dairy, snacks, party games like Twister, and pharmacy products for emergency needs.

As well as working with wholesalers, Weezy also sources groceries from independent bakers, butchers and markets – meaning they’re always able to offer fresh, localised produce.

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To celebrate its arrival in Manchester, Weezy is proudly partnering with two quality local Manchester brands, Marble Brewery and Steep Soda Co, to run 2-for-1 promotions for this weekend only.

And if that’s not enough to pique your interest, the first 200 orders of £20 or more in Manchester will also get a FREE bottle of Bottega Gold Prosecco.

The offer runs from this Friday evening until Sunday at midnight, and the promocode – GOLD100 – is automatically available at checkout.

New Manchester customers can also get £10 off their first two orders at Weezy with the code: WELCOME10.

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Weezy launched back in July 2020, finding success in London, Bristol and Brighton – Manchester is the brand’s first location in the North of England.

Talking about the launch, Kristof Van Beveren, Co-founder and CEO of Weezy, said: “Manchester was the natural next choice for us.

“We know that it’s one of the most eco-friendly cities in the UK and that Manchester residents share our values.

“Our service helps to further reduce fresh food waste and packaging, and enable healthier lifestyles, with all groceries being sustainably delivered by bike or electric moped in a matter of minutes.”

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Weezy has also partnered with what3words to make every location easier to find and every delivery seamless.

This new partnership enables customers to order their groceries to wherever they happen to be, whether that’s a hard-to-find address or a bench in a local park.

Kristof added: “We’re excited to be offering our customers what they want, when they need it.

“With lockdown easing in the UK, we know that friends and family want to get together safely outside and we wanted to make it easy for them to get quality products anywhere.

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“Now they can meet for a picnic or a BBQ without having to carry anything there. Weezy can deliver a full shop or just some beers.”

He continued: “It’s convenience without compromise. Customers simply add in their what3words address at checkout and can sit back while they wait for their Weezy delivery.”

The Weezy app is available to download now, both on the ​Apple App Store and ​Google Play.

You can check out the website here, or stay up to date on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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First look at The Refuge’s brand new heated and covered outdoor terrace

It’s now officially open!

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You may remember that last month we brought you the news that The Refuge would be reopening on April 12th with a brand new courtyard area.

Called Waterhouse Way, the new heated and covered terrace is tucked away on a hidden street next to the venue.

The al-fresco dining area has now been completely redeveloped and is ready for food and drinks, with it opening on Monday along with the rest of hospitality for outdoor service.

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The outdoor area is well-heated and completely covered with a huge fitted covering, making it one of a few places in the city that can remain open whatever the Mancunian weather throws at us.

The menu consists of the classic Volta travel-inspired small plates, including things like smoked feta with beetroot, hazelnuts, dill, and lamb shawarma.

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They’ve even got some big sharers to get stuck into, like the massive Sunday roast platter for two which is available to order at the weekend.

There’s also a new dessert menu alongside some new additions to the drinks menu, including a special Refuge Lager.

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Bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment, and you can make one here.

Each booking has a two-hour slot and food must be purchased along with drinks. Seats will be limited for the foreseeable future to allow for physical distancing.

Limited walk-ins available only during late evening at the weekend.

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Manchester’s first ‘lasagne slab shack’ is opening this week

Lazy Tony’s Lasagneria is coming to town

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Lasagne is the food of the gods, cheesey, creamy pasta goodness that always hits the spot.

The one thing Manchester has been missing – besides a beach – is a dedicated lasagne spot, somewhere you can grab a huge slab of the good stuff for a proper scran.

Well, not for much longer will our city be missing such a spot, as Lazy Tony’s Lasagneria is coming to Manchester this week.

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Manchester’s lasagne dry spell is set to end this week with the official launch of Lazy Tony’s, the city’s first and only ‘slab shack’.

It’s set to become your new favourite place for a huge chunk of pasta, ragu and cheese, as well as freshly-baked focaccia bread, mozzarella sticks and even ‘Unofficially Officially The Best Tiramisu in the World‘.

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All of the pasta is made fresh daily, and Lazy Tony uses proper Italian tomatoes – there’s even a 100% vegan option on the menu.

But how do you get your hands on one, I hear you ask?

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Pre-orders will be going LIVE today, Wednesday, April 14th, ready for curbside pick up from Friday in Ancoats – Lazy Tony’s is currently operating on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

You can head on over to their Instagram here for all of the latest developments, or alternatively visit the website here.

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