A greedy fish and chip fan used the Eat Out to Help Out scheme to try to blag EIGHT half-price meals.
The cod and chips aficionado tried to snag as many as eight meals in a bid to ‘keep him going for days’.
The man was eating alone at Eglinton Diner and Fish Fry in Saltcoats, North Ayrshire.
He ordered eight meals from staff – and wanted to take SEVEN away to consume at his leisure at home.
And after staff told him he was abusing the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, which was set up by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, the man took to social media.
He fumed on Facebook: “Attitude totally pants and insulting, lost out on eight different meals, KFC loved your money, long time customer never be back.”
The restaurant hit back: “I can only assume you were the person in the diner yesterday who was dining alone but asked to order eight suppers.
“One to eat and the other seven to take away to keep you going for the next few days.
“Please read the rules on the Eat Out to Help Out scheme as this is certainly not the way it is intended to work.
“It is people with your greed that put schemes like this in jeopardy and we value our business too much to be bending rules for greedy customers.
“I hope you enjoyed your meal.”
The scheme ended on Monday having offered deals throughout August.
The Treasury has revealed more than 64 million meals have been claimed on the scheme.
The scheme – set up by Sunak earlier this year – offered diners deals on meals from Monday to Wednesday.
The scheme gave diners a discount of up to 50 per cent – up to £10 per person.