First look inside Grimsby's new sit-in and takeaway Greggs store

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 13 Sep 2017

Grimsby's third Greggs store has opened its doors for business - with staff hoping to cater for hundreds of hungry workers based at nearby industrial estates.

Featuring a cosy seating area and all of your Greggs favourites, from sausage rolls to iced buns and bloomer sandwiches to delicious hot drinks, the popular food-on-the-go retailer also boasts a healthier 'balanced choice range'.

Now open on Gilbey Road, just off the A180 as drivers enter Grimsby, a total of ten new jobs have been created as a result of the development, which occupies the former premises of an old church.

The layout of the development, given the go-ahead by North East Lincolnshire Council just over four weeks ago, is designed to meet the demands of busy workers at nearby factories and passing motorists travelling in and out of Grimsby.

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Similar to the retailer's Freshney Place store, seating is available for customers who wish to relax and enjoy their purchases inside the cosy, warm and welcome café-like outlet.

The roomy and airy store is appealing to the eye and offers a huge amount of choice for customers at almost any point in the day.

The new Greggs restaurant and takeaway, which has just opened close to the Pyewipe roundabout, on the A180, Grimsby (Image: Rick Byrne)

For early risers, the new Greggs opens from 5.30am Monday to Friday, with breakfast served until 11am. During the week the store closes at 6.30pm.

On Saturdays it's open from 7am until 6pm with breakfast served until 11am, but is closed on Sundays.

Local man Mike Grigg is the store manager, and takes on the role of boss at a food retailer for the first time, having previously worked at the restaurant in Cleethorpes' Tesco Extra store for over three years.

He said: "The aim is to create business from motorists and passing traffic, as well as off the industrial estate.

"We are in a great place. It's a bit more of a place to relax.

"We are just excited to finally get going."

Local worker, Gaz Flint, an employee at the nearby Telec Utilities business, was one of the store's first customers this morning and revealed his first impressions as he dropped by to pick up a bacon roll and a cappuccino.

He said: "Our yard is just across the road. It could become a regular thing for some of the lads.

"Sometimes you just need a bacon roll don't you. I reckon it will do really well around here with the industrial estate.

"I am impressed. It looks smart."

Lynn Terry is the area manager for Greggs. At this morning's ribbon cutting and official opening, she talked up the store's healthy eating options, and emphasised a feeling of excitement to "get going".

She said: "Essentially it's more of a Greggs with seats. With the industrial estate there is a slightly different design to offer that fast food on the go experience.

"The balanced choice range does offer a healthier option and a range of choices under 400 calories.

"But with autumn around the corner we have our hot food selection too and things like our bacon rolls always do well.

"We are excited to be here, so close to the A180, and are looking forward to people knowing that we are here."

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