Bakery chain legends Greggs have confirmed they plan to open more drive-thrus across the country, after launching their groundbreaking first kiosk two months ago.
Greggs opened their debut drive-thru at a service station in Salford back in June, to test out how the public would react to food-on-the-go.
And the public fucking loved it. Of course they did. It’s Greggs, mate.
In the next few months, nobody’s gonna need KFC or McDonald’s. It’ll be steak bakes or nothing at all.
Ten years down the line, mark my words, there will be a Greggs restaurant.
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Chief executive Roger Whiteside said of the decision:
We opened our first drive-thru shop at Irlam, Greater Manchester, in June and have been encouraged by its popularity, indicating a demand for further drive-thru locations.
We are very excited by it – it’s got off to a flying start. It’s been interesting and exciting to see how well customers have taken to it.
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 w haven’t done this years ago.
We are actively looking for more sites but we will be competing against others looking or more sites. It’s something that’s become more and more prevalent – you’ve even got coffee shops now involved in drive-thrus.
The main factor in how customers decide where to shop is convenience, and this is the most convenient – they don’t even have to leave their cars. And they are getting just the same as they would in the store – breakfasts, coffees an so on – so it seems to be the most natural thing to do.
You can say that again, Roge.
So are you guys on board with this, or do you prefer to queue up in person to get your fix of Greggs? I can’t drive but I’ll probably still visit any drive-thru they build.