Greggs have announced they will be opening drive-thrus across the UK, following the success of their first one in Manchester.
It’s been a couple of months since Greggs announced they were opening their first ever drive-thru in Manchester – news which frankly, made us seriously consider packing our bags and head to the North West.
But it turns out you can stay put wherever you are because a Greggs that you don’t even have to leave your car for might be coming to you soon, as he bakery giant has confirmed that they will be opening drive-thrus all over the country.
Speaking to the Newcastle Chronicle, Greggs’ chief executive Roger Whiteside said: ‘We opened our first ‘Drive-Thru’ shop at Irlam, Greater Manchester, in June and have been encouraged by its popularity, indicating a demand for further drive-thru locations.’
‘We are very excited by it; it’s got off to a flying start. It’s been interesting and exciting to see how well customers have taken to it. Customers are very taken by the idea of not having to leave their cars.’
Having to walk for your pasty will be a thing of the past
‘We are actively looking for more sites but we will be competing against others looking for more sites. It’s something that’s become more and more prevalent; you’ve even got coffee shops now involved in drive-thrus.’
‘The main factor in how customers decide where to shop is convenience, and this is the most convenient; they don’t even have to leave their cars. And they are getting just the same as they would in the store; breakfasts, coffees and so on, so it seems to be the most natural thing to do.’
And even though it might still be a while away, Greggs are also considering home delivery – eek!
The sausage roll masters aren’t the only fast food chain branching out into drive-thrus and home delivery.
Last month McDonald’s launched their UK delivery service, via the food delivery service UberEATS, while Costa and Starbucks have opened drive-thrus in different parts of the country.
Will you be visiting one of Greggs drive-thrus? Let us know in the comments!