Here's some great news - Greggs the bakers are trialling a delivery service

Here's some great news - Greggs the bakers are trialling a delivery service

The year just got a little bit better – bakery chain Greggs could soon be delivering its legendary sausage rolls straight to your office.

The trial service has just been extended to the capital’s business hub, the City of London, after starting in Newcastle in October.

For now, Greggs will only deliver if you’re within 0.4 miles of its stores in London’s Cheapside or Eastcheap. Even then, the order needs to be a minimum of £20 and made before 5pm the previous day.

Its website says deliveries in Manchester city centre are coming soon.

Greggs, most famous for its sausage rolls and pasties, reported a 6.4% rise in sales over the last three months of 2016, with Christmas goods such as mince pies contributing to profits.

The firm is opening 70 new stores this year, and more delivery options are expected after what we can assume will be a pretty successful trial.

What about Brexit’s effect on prices for the bargain bakery?

Chief executive Roger Whiteside said: “We’re a value-led brand, so we will resist price increases as much as possible, but we do expect an impact on margins.”

The company also plans to add trendier options to its menu including vanilla lattes and Fairtrade peppermint and green teas, after the success of its healthy Balanced Choice menu including yoghurts and salads.

Steak bakes and sausage rolls are still where it’s at though.

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