Those flakey parcels of goodness are almost back…
After a bit of on-again-off-again, Gregg’s has finally revealed that they’ve made the decision to re-open, with 800 stores across the UK set to open their doors again this Thursday June 18.
Trialling a small handful of re-openings earlier last month, the fan-favourite bakery will re-open with social distancing measures in place, following a reversal of their initial decision to re-open just 20 stores in the Newcastle area – which was reportedly met with customer criticism.
Roger Whiteside, Greggs chief executive has said: “Over the past month, we have carried out robust trials using our new operational and social distancing measures and they have progressed well. This has allowed us to move to our next re-opening phase with just over 800 of our shops welcoming customers back this week.
“The health and safety of our colleagues and customers is our priority and for this reason we have put in the time and effort to make a thorough assessment of all shops. Although we will open with a reduced range, this will be a significant step in us helping the nation get back up and running and serving the communities that we operate in.”
The fan-favourite pastry shop will serve a limited menu as it rolls out the re-opening, however, fans can rest assured usual breakfast faves such as bacon and sausage sandwiches, popular pastries such as vegan sausage rolls and steak bakes and many of the sweet treats will be available to purchase.
The nationwide bakery closed all 2,050 stores back in March, also putting a halt on their newly-launched home delivery service. Gregg’s will join McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King who have all found new ways to serve their customers.