Costa Coffee signs up to ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme
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Costa Coffee signs up to ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme

July 22, 2020 // Franchising.com // The nation’s favourite coffee shop*, Costa Coffee, has today announced that it has signed up to the Government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ Scheme - enabling coffee lovers to pick up their favourite food or drink from participating stores from as little as 32p.

From 3rd-31st August 2020, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, hundreds of participating Costa Coffee stores will be applying the 50% discount on all food and drink items up to a total value of £10 per person when they choose to eat in store. This discount will be applied in addition to the VAT reduction across all food and drink that was announced by the coffee chain last week**. Merchandise and gift vouchers will be exempt from the offer.

Those looking to treat the family, meet a friend or enjoy their favourite coffee will find great savings this August at Costa Coffee:

  • Picking up your favourite morning coffee?

A small Filter coffee in a reusable cup for - Was £1, with VAT reduction and 50% off now just 32p (if a reusable cup is used) or choose a handcrafted Flat White - Was £2.70, with VAT reduction and 50% off now just £1.06 (if a reusable cup is used)

  • Meeting a friend for that long overdue socially distanced catch up?

Two medium Lattes, with a Blueberry Muffin and a slice of Lemon Drizzle Cake is the perfect treat to enjoy - Was £9.70 with VAT reduction and 50% off now just £4.25

  • Taking out a family of four?

What about enjoying a Flat White, Iced Latte, Frostino, Lemonade, Ham & Cheese Toastie, Italian Mozzarella and Tomato Panni, Chocolate Caramel and Hazelnut Cookie and Rolo Muffin - Was £22.95 With VAT reduction and 50% off now just £10.04.

If that’s not enough to tempt you, then we’ve picked some of our fantastic favourites to whet the appetite, including our award-winning Vegan Ham & Cheese Toastie or our deliciously decadent Millionaire’s Shortbread

                                           Was RRP price                   Now with VAT reduction/50% off

Vegan Ham and Cheese Toastie       £2.95                                     £1.29

Millionaire’s Shortbread                   £1.95                                     86p

Sausage Bap                                  £2.95                                     £1.29

Salted Caramel Brownie                  £2.25                                     99p

Croissant                                       £1.35                                     59p

Neil Lake, Managing Director of Costa Coffee UK&I, said: “We’re delighted to have signed up to the Government’s ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ Scheme, offering customers the opportunity to sit in store, relax and enjoy a perfectly hand-crafted cup of coffee and their favourite Costa Coffee food, for less.

“With over 1,700 Costa Coffee stores offering an eat-in area, no minimum spend required and a new summer range available in stores, customers will be spoilt for choice over what to enjoy. The safety of our team members and customers remains our number one priority and our eat-in areas have been designed in line with Government guidelines, with enhanced safety and operating measures in place to help ensure we keep everyone safe.”

Costa Coffee has recommended its franchise partners also participate in the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ Scheme, however, anyone looking to enjoy the saving should check prices in store first.

Additional savings…

If the 50% saving wasn’t enough to entice you, then what about something for free, on us!

Anyone looking for additional savings at Costa Coffee can look to receive £3 worth of points if they download and register on the Costa Coffee Club mobile app. The offer is available to both current Costa Coffee Club members and newly registered users. Both will receive 300 extra points, the equivalent of £3, which they can spend on a drink of their choice in any participating Costa Coffee store across the UK. The free coffee offer is open to anyone 16+ years from Monday 6th July 2020 – Friday 31st July with points valid for 12 months from activation.

*Allegra Strategies, 2019

**VAT REDUCTION - Costa Coffee will pass on full 15% VAT reduction to customers across all food and drink in owned stores from Wednesday 15th July 2020. Over 1,500 Costa Coffee stores and 9,000+ plus Costa Express machines will reduce VAT, passing on the saving directly to customers. Costa Coffee has recommended its franchise partners also pass on the saving, however, customers should check prices in store, as prices may vary in those stores operated by a franchise partner.

About Costa Coffee

Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa Coffee operates in 31 international markets, with over 2,700+ coffee shops in the UK&I and 1,200+ globally. We are the fastest growing coffee shop business in the UK&I and are proud to be the nation’s favourite coffee shop, having been awarded “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland" by Allegra Strategies for ten consecutive years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).

Making a positive contribution to the communities we are part of its extremely important to us, both here in the UK and across the world. That’s why we established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity with the aim of improving the life chances of children in coffee growing communities by helping them access a safe, quality education. So far, the Costa Foundation has funded over 80 school projects and changed the lives of more than 75,000 children. We also have a UK-wide Community Programme, which enables our teams to volunteer their time to good causes locally and to invite community groups to make use of our welcoming space in store.

In 2011, Costa Coffee purchased Coffee Nation, which is now Costa Express. Today, Costa Express operates in nine international markets, with over 9,000+ coffee bars in the UK and more than 1,000+ globally. Proudly serving the same famous Mocha Italia blend found in stores, combined with fresh milk to create a delicious and warming cup of coffee on the go.

SOURCE Costa Coffee

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