Sunderland's Conservatives are encouraging residents across the city to get their favourite local restaurants to sign up to the "Eat Out to Help Out" scheme.
The scheme, introduced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer last week, allows restaurants to cut prices by 50% from Monday to Wednesday throughout August.
Restaurants up and down the country can begin signing up to the scheme from today (13th July).
Cafes, bars and restaurants who sign up to the scheme will be able to offer a 50% reduction, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to all diners who eat and/or drink-in throughout August.
Customers will not need a voucher to redeem the discount, restaurants will automatically deduct 50% from the bill.
Antony Mullen, Leader of the Sunderland Conservatives, said:
"We are encouraging people to get their favourite local restaurants to sign up to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
"It has been a tough few months for the hospitality sector and this provides a unique opportunity for us to help out local businesses.
"Sunderland has a great range of independent bars, cafes and restaurants and we are asking people to show them their support by alerting them to this scheme."
For more information, including how to sign up, visit the government website.