Pizza Express is reopening 63 of its restaurants to take part in the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme and customers will also be treated to free Dough Balls with their meals.
The news comes as the next phase of Pizza Express’ reopening plan following its phased reintroduction of dine-in, delivery and click-and-collect services at a selection of its pizzerias since 9 July.
When will the 63 restaurants reopen?
The selected restaurants will reopen for both dine-in and dine-out services on Thursday 13 August.
Each of the 63 pizzerias set to reopen will support the government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme throughout the month of August for dine-in customers to enjoy 50 percent off their bill.
The company has also announced that reopening plans for more of its restaurants will be announced shortly.
When is the Eat Out to Help Out scheme applicable?
The scheme is valid for dine in customers between Monday to Wednesday between 3 and 31 August and will see the government cover half the cost of customers’ meals and soft drinks, up to £10 per head.
How can I get free dough balls?
As a further incentive to participate in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, the restaurant chain is also offering all dine-in customers a free portion of its much-loved dough balls, with every main course ordered.
However, unlike the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, this offer will run for every day of the week, until Monday 31st August 2020.
What safety measures have been implemented?
PizzaExpress released a statement, ensuring its customers that its “teams have worked hard to implement robust measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of teams and customers in all reopened pizzerias.”
Such measures include a physically distanced layout, hand sanitiser stations, heightened cleaning and hygiene procedures as well as regular health checks of staff members.
To further encourage social distancing measures among customers, PizzaExpress has also introduced a new online booking service, alongside a new digital menu and cashless payment in its restaurants.
Zoe Bowley, Managing Director at PizzaExpress said:
“The response to our online booking system, new digital menus and cashless payments has been fantastic, and we continue to encourage everyone to use these services as much as possible as their local restaurant reopens. We are very grateful for the way that our customers have embraced our new procedures.”
Which restaurants are reopening on August 13?
The full list of pizzerias that will reopen on Thursday, 13 August are:
Belfast 1 Bedford St
Belfast 2 Lisburn Rd
Belfast 3 Victoria Square
Belfast St Annes Square
Birmingham Resorts World
Bristol 5 Cribbs Causeway
Bristol 6 Cabot Circus
Cardiff 2 Mermaid Quay
Cardiff 3 St David’s
Coventry 2 Belgrade Plaza
Edinburgh 1 Queensferry St
Edinburgh 2 Deanhaugh St
Edinburgh 3 Northbridge
Edinburgh 4 Leith
Edinburgh 7 Ocean Terminal
Edinburgh 8 Morningside
Edinburgh 9 Fort
Leeds 3 Street Lane
Leeds 4 Leeds Dock
Leeds 8 Birstall
Leeds White Rose
Liverpool 3 One
Liverpool 4 Hope St
Lytham St Annes
Manchester 4 Trafford
Milton Keynes 2 Mid Arcade
Milton Keynes 3 Xscape
Milton Keynes 4 One
Sheffield 4 Ecclesall Rd