Greggs to reopen 12 stores in Lancashire this week
Written by Skywave Radio News on June 16, 2020
Greggs is reopening hundreds of its stores from Thursday (June 18) – with a dozen of them pulling up the shutters in Lancashire.
Some 12 stores will reopen in the county for takeaways, with an aim of welcoming sausage roll seekers to its remaining bakeries by early July.
Bosses have unveiled the new-look stores, with floor markings, protective clothes for staff and screens at counters among several measures to protect against coronavirus spreading.
Only one adult per household will be allowed in to shops, with children joining them only if needed.
There will also be a reduced menu to ensure social distancing in kitchens and workspaces.
Greggs warned sales are likely to remain subdued as the chain copes with fewer customers allowed in stores at any one time, following a series of small-scale trials near its offices.
The Newcastle-based business has taken a tentative approach to reopening, with management keen to avoid any rushes or overcrowding at sites following its three-month closure.
Rivals KFC and McDonald’s have seen long car queues for drive-thru services and non-essential retailers were greeted with hundreds of shoppers waiting to snap up a bargain, as stores were able to reopen their doors on Monday.
These are the Greggs bakeries reopening in Lancashire from Thursday:
- Accrington, Broadway, BB5 1EY
- Blackburn, Beehive Trading Park, Haslingden Road, Blackburn BB1 2EE
Burnley, 69 The Mall, Charter Walk Shopping Centre, BB11 1BA
Burnley, 31 The Mall, Charter Walk Shopping Centre, BB11 1BA (Just Eat and Click+Collect only)
Haslingden, Deardengate, BB4 5QN
Preston, Fishergate, PR1 2NJ
Preston, Tulketh Mill Retail Park, Blackpool Rd, PR2 2DZ
Preston, Sharoe Green Lane, PR2 9HD
Preston, Fulwood Retail Park, PR2 9BQ
Rivington North Services, M61 motorway
Rivington South Services, M61 motorway
Lancaster North Services, M6 motorway