June 16, 2020 10.26 am This story is over 48 months old

Only four Lincolnshire Greggs reopening on Thursday

None in Lincoln

Greggs is continuing its phased comeback from the coronavirus lockdown by reopening 800 shops on Thursday, but only four are in Lincolnshire.

Following a successful trial in a selection of shops in the North East, the bakery announced a list of shops reopening for takeaway only on June 18. This will initially include around 150 franchise stores.

Unfortunately, the list for June 18 only includes the following four branches in Lincolnshire:

  • Blakemore, Fairfield Industrial Estate, Louth
  • Applegreen Services in Spalding
  • Moto motorway services in Grantham
  • Euro Garages on Ferriby Road in Barton Upon Humber

The chain hopes to open the remaining outlets by July 2, which will include three in Lincoln and one in Thorpe on the Hill.

Click here to see the limited menu that will be available from June 18.

Safety measures have been put in place. Photo: Greggs

Greggs will also be offering a digital-only service at a small number of shops. All seating areas and customer toilets remain closed.

New safety measures will be in place in the shops, including only one adult per household allowed inside, although children can join them if needed.

Floor markings will guide customers around the shop, who must keep two metres distance from others.

Greggs will only be accepting card payments at the moment and each shop has introduced 30-minute cleans for all equipment and key touchpoints.

Each shop has introduced 30-minute cleans for all equipment and key touchpoints. Photo: Greggs

Roger Whiteside, Greggs Chief Executive said: “Over the past month, we have carried out robust trials using our new operational and social distancing measures and they have progressed well. This has allowed us to move to our next re-opening phase with just over 800 of our shops welcoming customers back this week.”