Greggs signs deal with Just Eat for first home deliveries this week

Now you can get a Greggs vegan sausage roll DELIVERED! Bakery chain signs deal with Just Eat to make first home deliveries this week

  • Greggs has signed a deal with takeaway app Just Eat after a successful trial 
  • The bakery firm will launch its first delivery service in Bristol and Birmingham
  • Greggs partnered with Just Eat after tests alongside Uber Eats and Deliveroo
  • The move comes after the success of its vegan versions of the steak bake and sausage roll 

Bakery chain Greggs has signed a deal with takeaway app Just Eat after a successful trial and will make its first home deliveries later this week.

The firm today announced it will launch its first delivery service in Bristol and Birmingham, and will expand to Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Nottingham in the Spring.

Greggs, which hopes to have national coverage by the end of the year, has decided to partner with Just East after it tested it alongside other food ordering platforms Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

The chain, which had recent success with its vegan versions of the steak bake and sausage roll, will expand the trial in London, Newcastle and Glasgow.

Bonus time: High Street bakery chain Greggs is dishing out a bonus of £7million to its 22,000 employees after enjoying a bumper year 

Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside said: ‘We know from the trials we have carried out that our customers love the idea that they can get Greggs delivered directly to their door and we’re delighted to now be working with Just Eat to provide that service to our customers across the UK by the end of this year.’

Just Eat UK managing director Andrew Kenny said: ‘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.

‘This is an exciting exclusive partnership for Just Eat. 

‘Greggs has proved extremely popular with our customers, especially during breakfast, demonstrating 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.’

It comes after the biggest bakery chain in Britain announced it will pay its staff around a £300 bonus following the success of its vegan range (pictured) this year

In a trading update last week, the Newcastle-based bakers said it will pay out a £7 million bonus to more than 20,000 employees following a ‘phenomenal’ year, which saw the launch of its vegan sausage roll boost profit.

Greggs said profit before tax is expected to be ‘slightly higher’ than expectations after previously upgrading its profit forecast in November.

So far, top selling delivery items have included the firm’s sausage roll, vegan sausage roll and steak bake.

Orders can be placed from as early as 7am, with no minimum spend.

The vegan steak bake was launched just earlier this month, which saw frenzied pastry fiends in Newcastle line up in the freezing cold

Greggs opened 138 new shops and closed 41 last year, bringing its total to 2,050 across the UK. It plans to add a further 100 throughout 2020, with sales growing by 13.5 percent 

The vegan steak bake was launched earlier this month, which saw frenzied pastry fiends in Newcastle line up in the freezing cold to ensure they got their hands on the £1.55 Quorn-based treat.

The eagerly-anticipated pastry is being rolled out at 1,300 and sold out quickly at dozens of stores.

Other High Street restaurants have also jumped on the ‘Veganuary’ bandwagon, with KFC launching a no-chicken burger, Subway introducing a no-meatball marinara sub and McDonald’s offering a new vegan meal as they attempt to emulate the huge success of Greggs’ vegan sausage roll.  

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