DINERS in East Londonderry benefitted from £1,330,000 of discounts during the Eat Out to Help Out initiative. North Antrim benefitted from £734,000 of discounts.
A total of 106 restaurants registered for the scheme in East Londonderry along with 95 in North Antrim, which was set up by the Government to boost the struggling hospitality industry as the Covid-19 lockdown was eased.
The scheme covered meals up to £10 per head, but figures show the average discount in East Londonderry was £5.89 and £5.87 in North Antrim.
A number of local eateries have decided to continue their own Eat Out to Help Out scheme this month to keep the momentum going.
Total number of meals claimed :
East Londonderry : 226,000
North Antrim : 125,000