Wetherspoon Breakfast Only £2.24 Under Eat Out To Help Out Scheme
Tim Martin, the founder and chairman of the chain, said all Spoons pubs across the country - totalling more than 700 - will be participating in the initiative, which offers people 50 percent off food and non-alcoholic drinks up to the value of £10 per head.
The scheme runs between Monday and Wednesday from 3 to 31 August and more than 32,000 restaurants have signed up in a bid to boost their business post-lockdown.
It means that in the majority of Wetherspoon pubs (prices vary in some branches) a traditional breakfast will cost £2.24 (this includes a free range egg, bacon rasher, Lincolnshire sausage, hash brown, baked beans and coffee), a coffee or tea (with free refill) will cost 65p, a classic burger with soft drink will cost £2.50 and a children's meal will cost £2.08.
Martin said: "Thanks to the Government scheme, an individual is £2.93 better off eating and drinking at Wetherspoon than purchasing a similar range of products at Tesco.
"Over a 13-day period customers would save £38.09. As Tesco's customers will appreciate, every little helps.
"Prices at some of our town and city centre pubs are higher and the comparison with Tesco does not work in these cases. However, the vast majority of our pubs will be offering a range of meals with a drink at unbeatable prices."
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At the latter, the discount means you'll be able to enjoy a Big Mac for £1.60, a box of 20 McNuggets for £3, a Happy Meal for £1.30, a medium milkshake for £1 and a McFlurry for 50p.
But while a bounty of ludicrously cheap fast-food awaits, courtesy of the UK government, the very same government launched a plan to tackle obesity earlier this week.
It comes after Public Health England research indicated that overweight or obese people are at greater risk of serious illness or death after contracting Covid-19.
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Consequently, GPs in disadvantaged areas will be able to prescribe cycling to patients, who will be granted access to bikes through their local surgery.
It is also hoped that increased cycling will help to minimise public transport use during the pandemic, reducing the chance of the virus spreading between commuters.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said cycling has a 'huge role to play' in tackling health and environmental challenges.
He said: "To build a healthier, more active nation, we need the right infrastructure, training and support in place to give people the confidence to travel on two wheels.
"That's why now is the time to shift gears and press ahead with our biggest and boldest plans yet to boost active travel - so that everyone can feel the transformative benefits of cycling."
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