Greggs sausage rolls off the menu after U-turn

The company looked set to reopen some of its branches next week however the plans have been scrapped over fears to many people may rush out after being unable to go without for such a long while.

The initial plan was to open 20 branches in the Newcastle area but unfortunately that trial will now be without customers, after the news struck a popular chord with fans.

A Greggs spokesperson said: “Due to significant interest in our 20-shop trial, and the risk that excessive numbers of customers may plan to visit Greggs, we will now initially operate these trials behind closed doors in order to effectively test our new operational safety measures.

“We will continue to review this and will invite walk-in customers into our shops only when we can be confident of doing so in the controlled manner we intended.”

The chain refused to predict when the branches would be open to customers but indications are that it is keen to move to that phase as soon as possible.