Sunderland’s biggest taxi firm is offering the chance for wheels after meals, with a discount for diners during Restaurant Week.
Station Tazis has got behind the initiative, organised by Sunderland’s Business Improvement District, by branding up some of their cars to promote the week – which runs from March 11 to 19 March - and diners who eat at participating restaurants can collect a voucher which will entitle them to £1 off the cost of their ride home.
Natalie Bland, marketing manager at Station Taxis, said: “As a local company we always want to support other businesses in and around the city because we are passionate about promoting it and keeping people in Sunderland.
“Sunderland Restaurant Week is a brilliant initiative. I think many people don’t actually realise the diverse selection of eateries we have here, and this helps to put them in the spotlight and hopefully encourage business.
“Not only are we offering £1 off a journey to people visiting some of the restaurants taking part, but we’re doing our bit to spread the word.”
Gemma Dishman, marketing and communications manager at Sunderland BID, said: “The response we had to our first Restaurant Week was incredible. To have the support of Station Taxis is brilliant”
Dozens of restaurants have signed up to take part in Sunderland Restaurant Week including new arrivals The Coffin Club, Papa’s Tapas, The Dead Rabbit, Royale Thai, The Chop House at The Dun Cow and Grand Didyma.
These will join old favourites such as Asiana Fusion, The Funky Indian, D’Acqua and Angelo’s Ristorante, where diners can use downloadable vouchers to enjoy two and three-course menus for £10 and £15.
The £1 off voucher will be available to collect in participating restaurants only.