Greggs Delivers: New Collab with Just Eat Means Pastries to Your Door
Greggs are rolling out a delivery service of their much loved baked goods, and you can vote which city the scheme heads to next.
Shortly after 9am on the 18th of June, 2019, history was made in Bykner in Newcastle. It was at this moment that the first Greggs home delivery was ordered, marking the start of what I am sure will be a long lasting and successful partnership between the high street bakery and Just Eat, the food delivery service.
This order was the first of a trial period lasting several months, and now, after the system has been rigorously trialled in London, Newcastle and Glasgow, Greggs have announced that they will be rolling out nationwide delivery of their much loved baked goods.
Greggs' Chief Executive, Roger Whiteside said that the trials demonstrated, "that our customers love the idea that they can get Greggs delivered directly to their door". As a result, the company would work to ensure that they can "provide that service to our customers across the UK by the end of this year."
This means that very soon, wherever you are in the UK, you will be able to order Greggs to your doorstep. The scheme has already started its roll out: this week it expanded to Birmingham and Bristol, and in the spring the delivery service will be launched in Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham and Sheffield.
Curiously, the order for the delivery rollout was decided via a public vote; Just Eat launched a poll where residents could vote for their city, and over 38,000 people responded.
If you live in a city not listed above, then you can still exercise your democratic rights to bring your city closer to the top of the list by clicking here.
And if you're wondering if you can get Greggs delivery already, you can find out here.
Just Eat's UK Managing Director, Andrew Kenny, said about the partnership;
"We're proud to be the only food delivery app that can bring you the likes of the Greggs Vegan Sausage Roll wherever you are."
For Kenny, this demonstrates that, "as a nation we love the convenience of getting our favourite food delivered - be it a Greggs bacon baguette and coffee on a Tuesday or your local Thai at the weekend.”
As such, this release is part of a broader expansion for Just Eat, who are attempting to widen their offering beyond the "usual" takeaway establishments. Also newly partnered with them are Wagamamas, KFC and Toby Carvery.