// M&S will reopen 100 more cafes as part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme
// VAT savings will be passed on to customers
M&S has announced it is reopening over 100 more cafes across the UK as part of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme to encourage footfall.
The scheme will be on offer for customers to purchase half-price food and drink from Monday to Wednesday.
The cafes will also pass on VAT savings to customers.
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From August 3, M&S will reopen a further 102 cafes, bringing the total number open across the UK for dine-in to 303.
The cafes will allow customers to save up to £10 per person.
Since reopening some of its cafes, M&S said it has sold over 900,000 hot drinks, 175,000 scones, 130,000 toasties and 50,000 toasted teacakes.
Meanwhile, all of M&S’s food halls have remained open throughout the UK lockdown.
The retailer said it has placed sanitiser stations at or near the entrance of every cafe, with clear signage to encourage social distancing.
Perspex screens have been installed at every till, with M&S continuing to encourage contactless payments.
In addition to the 303 cafes open for dine-in, a further 17 cafes will be open for takeaway only.