Greggs set to reopen - and customers won't have long to wait

Calling all steak bake and sausage roll fans - Greggs stores are set to reopen within the next month.

Greggs will reopen around 800 of its stores within the next few weeks.
Greggs will reopen around 800 of its stores within the next few weeks.

The bakery chain announced that it plans to open around 800 of its stores by Thursday, June 18.

Greggs has not revealed the locations of the stores which will reopen, however, Leeds has more than 30 Greggs stores across the city.

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There are 12 Greggs outlets in Leeds city centre alone, according to Google Maps.

Will one of these city centre Greggs stores reopen? Photo: Google Maps.

Greggs stores across the country were forced to close when the country went into lockdown in mid-March.

However, the restaurant sector has started showing some signs of recovery, as Government rules relaxed.

The company has been running trials with just over a dozen stores in the North East, its home region, for around a month now.

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"We plan to start preparing and opening more shops nationwide from around the 18th of June and we’re currently in the process of selecting around 800 shops to reopen, this will initially include approximately 150 franchise shops.

"All shops will open with our new tested operational measures in place.

"And although they 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."

Mr Whiteside added that the company plans to open all 2,500 Greggs outlets by July 1st.

He said: "We’ll continue to look for the best ways to serve customers whilst keeping everyone safe, and as long as we can continue to do this, the final phase in our plan is to open all shops with our new operational measures in place by July 1st."

Earlier this month, McDonald's started reopening its British stores, starting with 15 in and around London.

Starbucks also reopened 150 of its stores earlier in the month.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that non-essential stores, including clothes stores, will be able to re-open from the middle of the month, as long as they adhere to social distancing rules.

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