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Greene King Eat Out to Help Out prices including fried chicken burger meal for £4.25

GREENE King punters will be able to enjoy half price pub grub next week with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

The pub chain has signed up to the Chancellor’s dine-out incentive, which sees the government pick up 50 per cent of the bill.

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Under the scheme, a Southern fried chicken burger will cost just £4.25 instead of £8.49 meaning you can eat out for under a fiver.

A plate of traditional fish and chips normally priced at £10.29 will only set you back £5.15.

You can save even more cash by splitting a sharing platter with a pal, which effectively quarters the bill.

For example, a house sharing platter for two costs £9.99, which drops to £5 under the Eat Out to Help Out incentive.

But share the bill with a friend and you’ll only have to fork out £2.50.

Meat eaters will be able to get their chops around an 8oz sirloin steak for under a tenner too, as it’s half price at £6.85, down from £13.69.

You can see more deals on offer at Greene King pubs in the table above, or you can find your nearest branch here.

It’s worth noting that prices may vary depending on the branch, so it might be worth calling ahead if you’re worried about what the bill will come to.

The bargain food deals comes as Boris Johnson hopes to get Brits to lose weight to save the NHS cash.

Under the plans, shops will be banned from offering Buy One Get One Free deals on junk food and placing treats near store entrances and tills.

But it seems the government will give us a free pass in August in a bid to boost the tourism industry, which has suffered huge blows due to the pandemic.

There is a limit to how much the government will pay – up to £10 per person – and it doesn’t include alcoholic drinks.

The discount is only available when you dine-in, so you’ll have to fork out full price if you’re getting a takeaway.

The scheme launches on August 3, runs until August 31 and is only available to use on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

Scores of restaurant chains have signed up to offer the half price discounts, including McDonald’s and Nando’s.

Maccie’s fans will be able to pick up Big Mac for just £1.60, instead of £3.19.

High street pizza chain Prezzo has also said it will be running the scheme but it won’t be capping the deal at £10 per person.

Some restaurants chains have already lowered prices thanks to a VAT cut from 20 per cent to 5 per cent for businesses in the hospitality industry.

For example, McDonald’s has already lowered the price of some menu items, including Happy Meals and Big Macs.

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