The service, which originally launched in September 2018, initially served three Manchester shops, however, due to increased popularity the service is now available in 11 more shops across the city centre.
The service allows customers to pre-order and collect a breakfast order through the new Greggs Collect Manchester app, powered by Preoday. Customers can order breakfast days or even minutes in advance of collection – perfect for round-the-corner ordering to skip the morning queue.
Greggs breakfast menu includes a range of pastries, porridges and granola along with breakfast sandwiches, baguettes and wraps and a full range of freshly ground, Fairtrade coffee.
The 14 shops available for Greggs click and collect are:
1. Parker Street
2. King Street
3. Manchester Victoria Station
4. 7 Piccadilly
5. 93 Piccadilly
6. Brazennose St
8. Cross Street
9. 175 Arndale Shopping Centre
10. 41 Arndale Shopping Centre
11. 32 Arndale Shopping Centre
12. Gartside Street
13. Oxford Rd
14. Abbey House
Roisin Currie, Retail and People Director at Greggs, said: “When it comes to food-on-the-go, our customers tell us that convenience is key, so we’ve been working hard to make Greggs available to our customers when and where they want it. The breakfast click and collect trial is the latest initiative we’re looking at to help make life easier for our customers by offering them quick and convenient access to our great tasting products during the morning rush hour.
“Our strong customer base in Manchester makes it an ideal place to trial this service, which is designed to make life more convenient for customers in a busy inner city. The trial has been successful so far, which is why we have expanded to other shops.”
Nick Hucker, CEO of Preoday, added: “It’s been a pleasure working with Greggs on its Manchester breakfast click and collect service, and we are delighted that the company has decided to extend the trial to 11 further locations in the city. The company’s strong brand and the city’s convenience-craving community leaves us in no doubt that more customers will be excited to give it a try.”
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