May 1, 2020

Greggs shop U-turn over sausage roll rush fears

Bakery chain Greggs has said its planned branch re-openings next week will now begin behind closed doors. The sausage roll supplier is fearful of "The risk that excessive numbers of customers" may turn up. Greggs now says the re-openings will only be "To test our new operational safety measures" and it will not allow customers in. Many fast food fans have been starved of their favourite food since the lockdown began in March, but Greggs had been one of a number of chains that revealed plans this week to begin a phased re-opening. "A Greggs spokesperson said:"Due to significant interest in our 20-shop trial, and the risk that excessive numbers of customers may plan to visit Greggs, we will now initially operate these trials behind closed doors in order to effectively test our new operational safety measures.

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