Greggs announces 800 shops to reopen this Thursday

Greggs has today announced the locations of the 800 shops it is set to reopen on Thursday 18 June.

Following a successful trial in a selection of shops in the North East, the leading food-on-the-go retailer is ready to begin reopening in a number of areas across the country.

The shops will be open for takeaway only, with all seating areas and customer toilets remaining closed. To keep customers and colleagues safe, cash will not be taken with payment only accepted via card, contactless or Greggs Rewards.

Greggs will be offering a digital-only service at a small number of shops, so fans will be able to order their favourites from the comfort of their own homes through Just Eat or the new Greggs Click and Collect service.

There will be a limited menu available across the 800 shops which includes Greggs much-loved bakes, hot drinks and sweet treats. The menu can be viewed here

New operational and social distancing measures will be implemented across all shops to help keep customers and colleagues safe. Greggs has introduced a one-way system to help ensure social distancing and new screens have been installed at all till points. Only one adult per household will be permitted to enter the shop at a time to join a social distanced queue, and there will be a reduced number of colleagues behind the tills. All shop teams will be provided with protective workwear, including face masks, visors and gloves.

Roger Whiteside, Greggs Chief Executive 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.'