Dining out platform Dineout has announced its ‘biggest ever food and drinks festival’ – the Great Indian Restaurant Festival (GIRF) — for the second time this year. The festival is slated from August 1-September 1, offering flat 50% off deals on total bill, food bill, drinks bill, buffet and coupons spanned across 8,000+ restaurants in 17 cities, including Surat, Nagpur, Kochi and Ludhiana where Dineout will be launched soon.
Diners can additionally get 20% cashback on their restaurant bills using Dineout Pay, along with exclusive cashback offers from HDFC Bank and bonus JPMiles from JetPrivilege every day.
Earlier this year, Dineout concluded the third edition of GIRF in the month of February, which received a massive response of nearly 2.5m diners who bought deals and over Rs350 crore worth revenue was generated for partner restaurants, which was 2.5x higher than the last edition. The success of GIRF’s third edition led to the launch of another one within the same year. They are also launching an all-day on ground event — GIRF Unplugged curated by SteppinOut — on August 3 in Bangalore, August 4 in Hyderabad and August 11 in Chennai. With Gourmet Passport, Dineout’s premium membership platform, diners can get a VIP entry to these events along with early access to buy GIRF deals from July 24-26.
GIRF deals can be bought starting July 27 for dining between August 1-31 at restaurants such as Hyatt, Sheraton, Radisson, Mainland China, Social, Lord of the Drinks, Chaayos, McDonalds, Pizza Hut and more.
Ankit Mehrotra, CEO and Co-founder, Dineout, said, “As August marks the beginning of festivities in our country, we want to give people all the more reason to celebrate and what can be better than GIRF. After a successful edition this year in February, where we seated 2.5 million diners across 12 cities, we heard the call from our diners and restaurant partners, raised the bar in this edition by adding more cities, more restaurants and more partners such as HDFC, Jet Privilege, Jio and Diageo. We look forward to this edition that will be #MonthofMore in true sense.”
A HDFC Bank spokesperson said, "We are happy to be associated with Dineout's Great Indian restaurant festival for the second time in a row. Dineout has successfully established a strong relationship with its diners with a unique blend of food and cashback and thus creating a strong affinity for the property. So, while GIRF offers great deals, HDFC Bank cardholders enjoy the added privilege of 50% cashback on buying the deals and they also get 30% cashback while paying their restaurants bills thru Dineout Pay.”
GIRF is the restaurant industry’s first-ever food and drinks festival that was launched in 2017 with the idea to promote the dining out culture among consumers and change the way Indians dine out. The festival has been instrumental for both consumers as well as for the partner restaurants. No-questions-asked flat 50% off deals, cashbacks, bank offers, partner offers and more at top-rated restaurants are the main drivers behind the success of the festival.