pubs firm JD Wetherspoon plans to try and capitalise on tougher drink driving laws in Scotland from tomorrow by cutting the cost of meals that include a soft drink.
The company, whose 65 Scottish outlets include The Standing Order in Edinburgh, will charge £1 less for meal/drink combinations where customers choose a soft drink rather than alcohol.
The offer will cover steak night, curry club and chicken club offers, as well as salads and pastas and meals from the grill.
It follows the Scottish Government introducing tougher alcohol limits in early December, reducing the limit to 50mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. The UK level is 80mg.
A Wetherspoon spokesman said: “After the new Scottish legislation we felt it was appropriate to offer customers a reduction in price if they chose a non-alcoholic drink. We believe it could be positive for customers and positive for us.”
Pubs group Greene King revealed last month that the tougher drink-driving laws in Scotland cut about half a per cent off sales over the festive period.