The UK’s most popular supplier of all things baked, Greggs, has confirmed plans for a nationwide roll out of drive-thru stores – and that may only be the beginning.
Don’t call it a revolution, call it a Greggs-olution, (or something that maybe rolls off the tongue a little easier) because the bakery giant may not be done there.
While fans of all things sausage roll and steak bake will soon be able to get their hands on a bit of pastry-based goodness from the comfort of their car seat, even bigger plans may be afoot.
Once Greggs drive-thrus are installed in service stations nationwide, it could then come time to implement another service customers have long been calling out for – home delivery.
Chief executive Roger Whiteside spoke about the potential plans while discussing the success of the Greggs drive-thru trial run.
“Customers are very taken by the idea of not having to leave their cars. We wondered if they would be welcoming to do this, and it’s been very positive – I don’t understand why we haven’t done this years ago,” he told the Newcastle Chronicle.
“On home delivery, if you’d asked me a few years ago I couldn’t see there being demand. Now I can see there is demand, but now it needs to be proved we can make money from it. I’m one step closer to it.”
The move comes as more and more fast food restaurants look to introduce home delivery options in a bid to compete with their more traditional takeaway rivals.
McDonald’s has already rolled out a deliver service through Uber Eats while KFC has also partnered up with Just Eat.
Should Greggs take the likely step of introducing home delivery, then it is likely to have its pick of providers with the likes of Deliveroo and Uber Eats both potentially vying for the contract.
The move comes just weeks after Greggs introduced its first ever diet plan, which showed how you could lose some serious weight on a diet of nothing but Greggs products.
The Greggs-olution has well and truly begun. That just doesn’t sound right, does it?