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Greggs Is Opening A Small Number Of Branches As A Trial

Greggs Is Opening A Small Number Of Branches As A Trial

It's the news we'd all been looking forward to - Greggs has decided to reopen a small number of stores to trial how it can start trading as usual again, since it closed on 23 March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The government has set out regulations that say although restaurants can't yet reopen as normal, they are able to open takeaway services, as long as they are practicing social distancing rules.

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Greggs has closed its stores since 23 March. Credit: PA
Greggs has closed its stores since 23 March. Credit: PA

Although many chains realised that this wouldn't be possible, some have opened a few stores with a reduced menu and only a delivery service on platforms like Deliveroo.

Speaking to The Sun, a Greggs spokesperson said: "We want to play our part in getting the nation back up and running again so we are planning to conduct a limited trial with volunteers to explore how we can reopen our shops with new measures in place that keep our colleagues and customers as safe as we can when we re-open at scale."

LADbible has contacted Greggs for comment.

It's not yet known what exactly the trials will involve, which branches will reopen and exactly what services they will offer.

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It may adopt a social distancing policy for customers where they can collect food to takeaway, or it may use the likes of Just Eat to deliver food to homes so you can enjoy that pastry goodness in the safety of your lockdown situation.

But, if you simply can't wait, we've got your back - well, to be more precise, Greggs has got your back, and even created a video all to show you how to make its famous sausage, cheese and bean melt.

You don't need many ingredients, most you'll probably have, others you might need to go out for -you're going to need to have beans and bangers (usually tinned together, you know the kind), some cheese, puff pastry and an egg.

You might be best whacking your oven on at this stage (Greggs tell us to put it at 180°C which equates to gas mark 4), then you want to cut out two squares of pastry and egg wash the edges.

Put the bean and sausage duo into a bowl and get squishing with a fork before popping the mixture in the middle of the pastry (leaving some room where the egg wash is).

Sprinkle your cheese on top of the beans and pop your identical square of pastry on top. Then you need to press your fork down on the edges of the square you've created to seal the parcel.

Do a final egg wash across the entire bake-to-be and throw it/them (depending on how many you're making) into the oven for 20 minutes - or until golden brown/piping hot throughout.

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Topics: Greggs, Food, UK News

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]