This week saw the start of the Government's Eat Out To Help Out scheme - which is already proving a huge hit with food fans in the UK.

People have been flocking to spots like McDonald's, Nando's and KFC - as well as popular independent chains in local towns and cities.

But while the scheme has been popular, one small detail has perplexed some people. In order to make the most of the half price food, you have to dine-in - something which has proven difficult for those with busy lives and family members at home they need to look after.

But now shoppers have come up with a 'loophole' to bypass this - and it's within the rules.

Provided you start your meal in a dedicated dining in section of the restaurant, you are free to take what's left home with you, reports Kent Live.

While it may not perhaps be in the spirit of the scheme, and in many cases that will still mean you have to book ahead, it does mean people can get cheap food to friends or relatives stuck at home if needed - while still helping restaurants by paying for their services.

Here are all the key Eat Out to Help Out rules you need to know: