Greggs have announced that they will reopen 800 UK branches on 18th June, with the remaining 1,250 to welcome customers by 1st July.
However, sadly for local sausage roll, steak bake and pie lovers, the popular bakers could not reveal which of the two dates the Lytham branch will open on.
However, the shop will have a limited menu from their most popular lines and new ‘operational’ measures to keep customers and staff safe.
In a statement to customers, Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside said: ‘We’ve recently opened a selection of shops on an ad-hoc basis in the North East trialling delivery, collection and standard walk-in orders. This was so we could test out new operational safety measures to roll out on a wider scale when the time is right. These trials have been performing well, providing useful feedback from colleagues and customers. We plan to start preparing and opening more shops nationwide from around June 18 and we’re currently in the process of selecting around 800 shops to reopen.
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.
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 1.’