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Britain's favourite bakery, Greggs, has confirmed it is extending its opening hours and will increasing its deliveries to customers across stores this year.
The bakery plans to up its delivery options for customers, in an attempt to boost profits.
Currently Greggs is only being delivered by Just Eat, and that is thought to remain.
However, it's not all good news for Brits who loved baked goods. Greggs is also planning on increasing their prices for pasties and pastries.
As warnings of a cost of living crisis and potential recessions continue, the prices of our beloved sausage rolls look like they could be on the rise too.
We take a look Greggs' future plans for opening hours, stores and price increases.
How are Greggs opening hours changing?
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The chain has over 2,200 bacon butty branches, and is planning to extend its opening times across regions of the UK.
It plans on updating the hours of 300 stores, allowing customers to get their sausage roll fix until 8pm.
As well as increasing the hours of the stores, Greggs also plans on opening more outlets across the UK.
The beloved bakery announced plans to launch another 150 stores this year and is hoping to continue increasing the number of outlets to 3,000 "in the coming years".
Greggs said: “By extending trading hours, addressing menu options and offering delivery we believe that Greggs can increase its participation in the evening market, further leveraging our investment in facilities that are under-utilised after 4pm.”
A new addition to the menu is also arriving. An option to "create your own sandwich" is thought to be hitting menus throughout the UK too.
Are Greggs prices going up?
The good news for customers was quickly followed by a confirmation of increased prices.
Earlier this year, customers were disappointed to learn of a 5p increase across some of Greggs' treats, which was actually part of a 10p price rise with some of its products.
So why have they declared an increased price for eclairs?
During their earlier price rise in March, Greggs warned of potential steeper costs due to higher material, staff and energy costs.
The most recent announcement comes as inflation rises to an eye-watering 9.4%, forcing the cost of food products to increase.
Despite the pastry prices increasing, chief executive Roisin Currie has claimed that Greggs "offers exceptional value" to its customers and continued:
“We remain confident in Greggs’ ability to deliver continued success.”
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