A weekly round-up of the headlines that have caught our eye this week
Eat Out To Help Out – operators pledge to continue the scheme during September
As the Eat Out To Help Out scheme drew to an end this week, a number of operators have pledged to keep the discount running through this month.
Nightlife industry reaches critical point with 750,000 jobs at risk
The night-time economy is one of the few remaining businesses that is yet to receive clear guidance and information on how and when they can re-open. The impact this could have on jobs within this area is critical.
Pret a Manger offers coffee on a monthly subscription
With operators having been hit during the covid pandemic, Pret’s new initiative which will set customers back £20 per month, hopes to make up for some of these losses and encourage the return of customers.
Pret also has a number of other innovations in the pipeline, including extending its evening meal offer and deliveries and selling Pret-branded coffee on Amazon.
Launch of the Kickstart Scheme
The Government launched the Kickstart Scheme on the 2nd September, the scheme will invest £2 billion to create job opportunities for those aged between 16 -24 and at risk of long term unemployment.
They are encouraging all businesses to take part in the scheme.
Long-awaited new restaurant opening in September
Having been delayed due to the pandemic, it’s fantastic to see a number of new openings taking place this month across London.
Best of luck to them all!