Save Your Faves: 200 restaurants and bars join voucher program to bring in business

The Impossible Bao from Little Bao. Photo via Impossible Foods.
The Impossible Bao from Little Bao. Photo via Impossible Foods.

Between the months-long protests that rocked the city last year, the COVID-19 epidemic (and subsequent government restrictions), and the reigniting political unrest, Hong Kong’s had a rough go of it recently. It’s no secret that our social lives have taken a hit — but so has our world-class dining scene.

In an effort to curb the massive losses that they’ve experienced over the last year or so, over 200 local restaurants and bars have teamed up to form the Hong Kong F&B alliance, which launched its 2020 Wipeout e-voucher campaign today. The campaign, which will remain open until 11:59pm on May 26, offers customers between 20 percent to 50 percent off their bill at any of the participating businesses.

To get the discount, just click on the restaurant or bar you want to support on the Save Hong Kong F&B website, and select a voucher. There are three tiers available: HKD500 will get you HKD600 of credit, while HKD1,000 will get you HKD1,300 of credit, and HKD2,000 will get you HKD3,000 of credit. The vouchers will be valid for three months from the date of purchase, and can only be redeemed at the restaurant or bar of your choosing during one transaction (i.e. you can’t hold onto unspent credit). They are non-refundable and non-transferable, and cannot be used with any other promotional offers.

If you want to go for one of the higher-ticket vouchers but don’t know how you’ll use up all the credit in one go, consider ordering some dishes to take home with you — it’s more eco-friendly than making yet another order on a third-party food delivery app. There’s also the added benefit of giving more money directly to the source, since third-party delivery services tend to charge a whopping 30 to 40 percent in commission.

You can currently select from 43 participating restaurants and bars — including the likes of Duddell’s, Little Bao, and Potato Head, as well as old school establishments like Ser Wong Fun and the Michelin-starred Yan Toh Heen — but the alliance has announced that over 200 businesses have signed up for the program.

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