Full list of Greggs stores reopening this week in the Midlands
Pastry lovers rejoice - Greggs is reopening 800 of its stores on Thursday, many of which are located in the Midlands.
Greggs has announced it plans to reopen hundreds of stores to customers for takeaways from Thursday with the aim of welcoming sausage roll seekers to the remaining 1,000 sites by early July.
Bosses unveiled the new-look stores, with floor markings, protective clothes for staff and screens at counters among several measures to protect against coronavirus spreading.
There will also be a reduced menu to ensure social distancing in kitchens and workspaces.
Among those reopening this Thursday include branches at Bilston, Merry Hill shopping centre, Cannock, Stafford, Stourbridge, Walsall and Wolverhampton.
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.
As a result of the expected fall in sales, an unspecified proportion of staff “will remain furloughed until sales levels begin returning to normal”, the company said.
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.
Greggs had been allowed to stay open throughout the lockdown, offering takeaway and delivery services.
But bosses declined, saying it felt remaining open would compromise the safety of its employees.
See a full list of stores set to reopen in the Midlands here:
- Aston, Birmingham, U54 Cuckoo TP, B7 5SY
- Bilston, 102 Church St, WV14 0BJ
- Birmingham, 51 Warstone Ln, B18 6NG
- Birmingham, 85 New St, B2 4BA
- Birmingham, U6 Cherry St, B2 5LS
- Birmingham, Waterside Ctr,
- Birm BP, B37 7YN
- Birmingham, 5 Bull St, B4 7LB
- Birmingham, Bull Ring, U3B
- Bullring SC, B5 4BA
- Birmingham, U18B Fox SC,
- Washwood Hth Rd, B8 2EP
- Birmingham, 41 High St, B4 7SL
- Bloxwich, 143 High St, WS3 3LG
- Brierley Hill, Intu Merryhill, Lwr
- Mall, DY5 1SH
- Brierley Hill, 240 High St, DY5 4JD
- Cannock, 1 Market Hall St, WS11 1BU
- Castle Brom, 28 Timberley Ln, B34 7EH
- Chelmsley Wd, Ulg Wst Chlmsly Wd SC, B37 5TN
- Chelmsley Wood SS, Chester Rd, B37 6RD
- Dudley, 11 Castle St, DY1 1LF
- Erdington, 1016 Kingsbury Rd, B24 9PZ
- Fradley, U2A Stirling Ctr, Common Ln, WS13 8NQ
- Oldbury, U14 Oldbury Green RP, B69 3DD
- Perry Barr, One Stop SC, 2 Walsall Rd, B42 1AA
- Perry Barr, 97 Thornbridge Ave, B42 2AB
- Princess End, Outlet: Tipton, 162 High St, DY4 9JB
- Rubery, 175 New Rd, B45 9JW
- Selly Oak, U9A Selly Oak SP, B29 6SN
- Sheldon, Whirlwind SS, New Coventry Rd, B26 3HL
- Shirley, U14 Parkgate SC, B90 3BQ
- Solihull, Touchwood SC, B91 3GS
- Solihull, 33 High St, B91 3SJ
- Stafford, 58 Greengate St, ST16 2JE
- Staffordshire, MFG Gailey, ST19 5PR
- Stourbridge, 62 High St, DY8 1DX
- Sutton Coldfield, Red Rose SC, B72 1XX
- Sutton Coldfield, Princess Alice RP, B73 6RB
- Tamworth, UM Ventura RP, Ventura Park Rd, B78 3JD
- Tamworth, U20 Ankerside SC, B79 7LG
- Walsall, U12A Saddlers SC, WS1 1YT
- Weoley Castle, Birmingham, 144 Weoley Castle Rd, B29 5QL
- West Bromwich, New Sq SC, B70 7PP
- West Bromwich, Birmingham Rd, B71 4JZ
- Wolverhampton, U25A Wulfrun SC, WV1 3HG
- Wolverhampton, New Cross Hospital, WV10 0QP
- Wolverhampton, 16 Marsh Ln Pde, WV10 6RU
- Wolverhampton, 3 Dudley St, WV1 3EN
- Wolverhampton, 24 Market St, WV1 3AG *Just Eat & Click+Collect only
- Yardley, U9 Swan SC, Church Road, B25 8UJ
- EURO Cannock, WS11 9NA
- MOTO Frankley, B32 4AR
- MOTO Frankley North FC, B32 4AR
- MOTO Frankley South FC, B32 4AR
- MOTO Frankley South Kiosk, B32 4AR
- MOTO Hilton North, WV11 2AT
- MOTO Hilton Park FC, WV11 2AT
- MOTO Hilton Park South, WV11 2AT
- MOTO Stafford, ST15 0EU
- MOTO Tamworth, B77 5PS