Social media users have began making some inappropriate jokes about the government’s new ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ initiative.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak spoke in the House of Commons yesterday to announce his plans to start re-building the UK economy post-lockdown.

The main area he addressed was the food industry, urging people to use restaurants, cafe’s and pubs more through his ‘Eat Out To Help Out Scheme’ which will offer people discounts to eat out on specific days of the week.

However, some social media users have seen a comedic side to the name of the scheme, making some hilariously inappropriate jokes and memes.

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Rishi Sunak just announced initiatives to help re-build the economy

On July 8th, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new initiative to help restaurants, pubs and cafes after the pandemic.

These businesses within the hospitality sector have had a serious financial hit due to being unable to open during lockdown in the UK, therefore the government wants to encourage more people to eat out and use such businesses in a step to re-build the economy again.

The ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme was launched as part of the Covid-19 budget to encourage growth post-lockdown – but what does the scheme actually mean?

What is the ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme?

The government’s main initiative was the Eat Out To Help Out scheme.

Rishi Sunak’s new announcement means that participating restaurants will be able to offer cheaper meals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout August.

Then, the restaurants will claim the discount back and be reimbursed by the government.

As the Chancellor said: “Meals eaten at any participating business will be 50% off up to a maximum discount of £10 per head for everyone, including children.”

People are making inappropriate memes about the ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ slogan

Of course, now the internet it doing what it does best and creating a bit of comedy out of everything.

The ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ slogan certainly wasn’t supposed to have any comedic references, but that hasn’t stopped social media users from laughing about it anyway.

The memes suggest that if taken out of context, the slogan could have sexual connotations. I’ll let you figure that one out for yourself.

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