Time for a sausage roll in the car! Greggs delights fans after teasing plans to open more drive-thrus across the UK

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  • Greggs cheers fans after teasing plans to open more drive-throughs across UK
  • Posted a cryptic tweet teasing the opening with plans to open 8-10 stores a year
  • As Greggs warned, supply issues are driving up the cost to be paid for food and labor – presenting the risk of future price increases

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Greggs has delighted fans after teasing plans to open more drive-throughs across the UK.

The beloved bakery chain posted a cryptic tweet today showing a photo of the ‘Greg’s Drive Thru’ sign.

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The chain wrote in a tweet: ‘Sorry I’m late, traffic was crazy… traffic:’ Along with a photo of Greggs Drive Thru in Glasgow.

Greg’s currently has drive thru stores in Newcastle, Bognor Regis and Glasgow, but rumors have been circulating about new stores opening for some time.

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Greggs has delighted fans after teasing plans to open more drive-throughs across the UK.

Greggs has delighted fans after teasing plans to open more drive-throughs across the UK.

Several fans responded to the question of whether they would open at other venues, with a Greg teasing “Never Say Never.”

One person said: ‘I’ll have 16 steak bakes, 16 corned beef pasties and a bottle of Oasis.’

Another commented: ‘Where is it I’ll take heaven and earth for a drive close by?’

A third wrote: ‘If it were in London, I would have to marry you.’

According to the Irish Times, the chain has long-term ambitions to open between eight and 10 drive-thru locations each year.

Greggs, which has more than 2,100 stores, said it is 'not immune' to the HGV driver shortage and is struggling to find enough staff for some of its stores.

Greggs, which has more than 2,100 stores, said it is ‘not immune’ to the HGV driver shortage and is struggling to find enough staff for some of its stores.

Chief executive Roger Whiteside said: ‘We are actively pursuing every drive we can find, but so is everyone so they are very competitive to get hold of.’

This comes after the chain announced plans for 100 new stores by the end of the year.

Last week, Greggs warned that supply issues were driving up the cost to be paid for food and labor – posing the risk of future price increases – as sausage rolls are safe despite the UK’s pork crisis. and announced plans to expand overseas.

The company, which has more than 2,100 stores, said it has “not been immune” to the HGV driver shortage and is struggling to find enough employees for some of its stores.

Nonetheless, it revealed that same sales increased 3.5% in the third quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2019, as it announced it would go ahead with plans to open 150 new stores next year.

Several fans responded to the question of whether they would open at other venues, with a Greg teasing

Several fans responded to the question of whether they would open at other venues, with a Greg teasing “Never Say Never.”

Greggs has opened 68 new stores since the start of the year and says it expects to expand to about 100 stores in 2021.

Its overall goal is to increase its UK assets by about a third to 3,000 branches and double its annual turnover to £2.4 billion over the next five years.

The Newcastle-based chain is also looking at opening overseas locations for the first time.

In news that will come as a relief to fans of his most iconic bake, Roger Whiteside may have kept the sausage rolls despite the crisis in the UK pork industry, which has left more than 100,000 pigs on farms.

He said, ‘Sausage roll is safe, it is something we have not missed.’

However, he added that the disruption in the supply chain is affecting various materials and products every day.

“I wake up every morning and find out what is missing that day because something has disrupted the supply chain,” he said.

‘Every day something different is happening, with some different items.’

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