Wetherspoons customers ‘furious’ as pubs run out of ketchup due to high demand

Wetherspoons customers were left furious after pubs ran out of ketchup during the Eat Out To Help Out scheme.

Triggering a nationwide crisis, the scheme has led to high demand for condiments, leaving punters annoyed.

The scheme which offers a 50% discount on orders up to £10 has caused problems after the increase in demand for food coupled with flooding in the Heinz factory.

According to The Sun, one customer was disappointed at The Coinage Hall Helston, Cornwall, the customer said: "I went to get some from the condiments table and there was none left.

"I felt robbed. Our fish and chips were ruined."

An employee at The Gateway pub in, south Manchester spoke to the news outlet and said: "We’ve not had any ketchup for weeks."

Amongst other pubs that had run out of the condiments was The Three Hulats in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, and The Dragon Inn in Birmingham.

A spokesman for JD Wetherspoon said: "We apologise to customers.

"We are working with our suppliers to resolve the issue as soon as possible."

Heinz said: "Unfortunately, there was some flooding in our Telford factory.

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"The good news is that all our lines are back up and running and we are working hard to return to full supply."

Last week it was reported restaurants are pulling out of the Eat Out To Help Out scheme as abusive diners cause "nothing but grief" for hardworking staff.

Pubs and eateries across the UK are stepping back from the scheme which was designed to get hungry punters back spending on the high street.

But disgruntled staff have faced weeks of abuse from greedy customers taking advantage of the midweek money-saving deal.

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