A Dublin pub is offering customers a 20% discount on food on Tuesdays when they plan on turning their heating off.
Doyles Corner in Phibsborough and a sister pub in Smithfield fear they could end up paying an extra €100,000 in energy costs by the end of the year and co-owner Ronan Flood came up with the plan to slash costs:
“A 20% ‘chillcount’ on your food bill,” he told Newstalk's Emma Tyrrell.
“It’s basically come chill with us every Tuesday at Doyles Corner in Phibsborough.”
Customers will have to keep their coat on but the bar has already seen a surge in interest in the offer:
“I don’t think the regulars will have an issue with it,” he continued.
“I thank God it’s a good busy bar. We can see bookings coming in already for the Tuesday evenings.
“Loads of bookings came in this morning, so we’re going to have to staff up for that.”
However, out on the streets of Dublin, people were decidedly cooler to the idea:
“You’d want to be young - I feel the cold,” was the reaction of one woman near St Stephen’s Green.
“If you want to go for a drink, go for it,” another said.
“But why sit in the cold?”
Main image: Doyles Corner.