Greggs could be opening its first ever 24-hour shop in the UK.
The idea of round-the-clock sausage rolls and steak bakes is the stuff of dreams for Brits up and down the country.
The popular food chain - originally founded by John Gregg as a Tyneside bakery in 1939 - currently has over 2,000 locations in the UK.
And now, it has reportedly applied for a 24-hour licence for a location in St George’s Street, Canterbury, Kent, according to KentOnline.
The licensing application was said to have been submitted to Canterbury City Council and it's being reported that Greggs want to provide a takeaway service between 11pm and 5am, every day of the week.
However, it seems that some council members aren't over the moon with the idea.
"As it stands, we are not happy with or interested in the idea of it being a 24-hour service," Labour’s Pip Hazelton told the publication.
"We absolutely want to encourage business in the city – we want to see people thrive and make a go of it in the area.
"But barring McDonald’s, we’re not aware of any other operatives being given a 24-hour licence. It’s a slippery slope.
"People do live in the city centre and saying yes sets a dangerous precedent - when do we say no?
"St George’s Street has always somewhat suffered from anti-social behaviour.
"A lot of residents aren’t happy about existing businesses operating the way they do and ultimately the question is will the city benefit from this."
The council are said to be inviting the public to make a decision on the matter, and they have until July 25 to do just that.
A Greggs spokesperson told the publication that they would not comment on live applications.
LADbible has also contacted Greggs to see if they have anything to add.
Although we will have to wait for an approval update on the 24-hour shop, chief executive of Greggs, Roisin Currie, told fans that the company believes there is a 'clear opportunity' for hundreds more.
"2022 has been a year of strong progress for Greggs, the result of committed efforts to deliver our strategic growth plan," she explained.
"The significant opportunities on which the plan is based will remain centre stage in the year ahead as we make Greggs more accessible to even more customers.
"Although consumer incomes remain under pressure, Greggs continues to offer exceptional value to people looking for great tasting, high-quality food and drink on-the-go.
"We have an exciting, ambitious plan for the years ahead and, by continuing to nurture what makes Greggs special, I believe we are extremely well-placed to realise the opportunity to become a significantly larger, multi-channel business."