As the government's Eat out to Help Out scheme came to an end on Monday, some restaurateurs who have benefited from the drive have vowed to continue offering discounts during September.
Michael Deane is one of those taking the financial hit to continue his own version of the scheme, shouldering the cost of cuts himself.
The Belfast chef said he would continue offering £10 off per person on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at some of his venues - including Michelin-starred Eipic - this month.
Meanwhile, Home Restaurant in the city has also introduced its own scheme which it has called #EatBelfastSupportBelfast. The discount starts today and allows customers to get 25% off their food bill on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
On Wednesdays the restaurant will offer 25% off all wine.
Mexican restaurant La Taqueria, which has two venues, one on Belfast's Castle Street and another on the Ormeau Road, will also offer September discounts.
On Mondays it will offer 25% off total food bills.
On Wednesdays its Ormeau Road venue will offer another 25% discount day and on Thursdays the scheme will move over to its Castle Street restaurant.
Wetherspoons will also continue its own funded scheme.
The move will see prices on a range of meals and drinks reduced from Monday to Wednesday until November 11.
The cheaper prices will start on Tuesday, following the end of the government's drive to encourage people to eat out by subsidising meals during August.
Its Northern Irish chairman Tim Martin said: "The government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme was extremely popular with our customers and a great boost to the hospitality industry.
"We are keen to offer our customers a superb choice of food and drink at great value for money prices. Our offer means that a classic beef burger in our pubs will be even better value than McDonald's."
Some restaurants will gauge how the sector is functioning without supported schemes in place first.
Chef and restaurant owner Niall McKenna of James Street South and Hadskis is one of them. He said: "Unfortunately we have decided not to continue it. We are both keen to see what normality is going to look and be like."
Some stats have revealed that restaurants, on average, saw their sales increase by 60% on Monday to Wednesday during the scheme.
It's an uplift that was very welcome after the three-month closure of the trade due to lockdown.
Those in the trade are now hoping for more news from the Chancellor Rishi Sunak that will further support their business now the scheme has ended.
This includes reductions on VAT and rates.
At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic an industry response group - a crisis management collaboration made up of trade organisations Hospitality Ulster and the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation, as well as operators from within the industry - was set up to counteract losses to the trade.
Brian Murphy, managing partner of BDO NI, is chairing that group. He said recently that the collaboration would "tap into the innovation and drive of the industry to proactively develop a strategy with which to move forward. It considers what issues the future might bring and suggests ways of addressing them".
He said without government support, two in five restaurants could close, one in four hotels would succumb to the virus' impact, and a further one in seven bars are at risk of closure.
That amounts to around 440 businesses and almost 16,000 jobs, unless its proposed '12 Point Plan' is taken into consideration and enacted by government.
That 12 Point Plan includes an extension to rates relief in the form of a "targeted rolling rates relief plan", the introduction of a Social Distancing Implementation Voucher, a Business Suspension Fund for businesses that are unable to safely implement the required social distancing measures, or that have a seasonal business and have missed their prime season, bounce back loans, a Rent Hardship Fund, continued support from the banking sector and HMRC, the abolishment of Air Passenger Duty (APD), and a reduction in the VAT rate for the sector.