Greggs to open shops despite first loss in 36 years
16/03/2021 | news | business | 742
The bakery chain is confident of long-term recovery despite sales being hit amid the pandemic.
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16/03/2021 10:26:37 21 1
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Looking at the queues outside some of their shops they need them.
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16/03/2021 11:59:26 7 2
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Because of the virus, they only allow 4 people inside at a time, once it's over queues will be back inside as normal.
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16/03/2021 10:28:32 10 36
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I must be the only person in UK that hasn't bought a sausage roll or a pasty (vegan or otherwise) from Greggs. Because I'm not idle I generally make my own lunch, and don't snack on the hoof. When I do have to buy a lunchtime snack I frequent local independent businesses, not national chains. I don't use chain coffee shops or buger "restaurants" either!
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Ade
16/03/2021 10:35:09 21 1
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So what do you want a pat on the back? I have only been in Greggs about 3 times in my life and only once for myself, I do get Greggs frozen Sausage rolls from Iceland. Just because people buy snacks don't make them idle. I try to use local if i can as well.
Do you do online food shopping? In my opinion that is because people are idle, apart from those who are house bound
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Vid
16/03/2021 10:37:01 10 1
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All hail and worship you....... Do you really think you are the only person in the country that doesn't work? If so, thank you for my government handouts that you alone have earned
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16/03/2021 10:38:31 11 0
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And? Do you want a medal or something? Why do you deem people who buy food whilst out and about to be idle?
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16/03/2021 10:40:11 1 7
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You are not alone.
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16/03/2021 10:47:40 10 0
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How morally amazing of you, we all wish we could aspire to be like you and the world would be a garden of Eden. National chains bring economies of scale which brings down price but also creates a known standard. A large chain doesn't always mean bad and unhealthy and theres nothing wrong with a treat every now and again is there?
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16/03/2021 10:42:40 10 1
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What do you want a medal? So what? No one cares
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16/03/2021 10:55:59 2 1
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You don't mention alcohol so can we assume your harpist all the time.
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16/03/2021 11:03:38 4 1
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Have they dedicated a church to you yet? Saint Self-Righteous, maybe?
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16/03/2021 11:15:03 3 1
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Who cares? Boring git.
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16/03/2021 11:21:12 6 0
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You sneer at others making their own choice but are happy to benefit from them leaving you to have yours. Odd.
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16/03/2021 11:27:08 2 1
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Do you want a sainthood with that?
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16/03/2021 12:35:57 1 0
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I don’t think I’ve ever been to a buger restaurant... Doesn’t sound very appetizing.
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16/03/2021 12:44:17 4 0
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Good for you. I often end up needing to grab something quickly when I'm out.

I use Greggs because being a big national chain, they understand the law around access for guide dogs and how to treat customers with disabilities and make your shops accessible which local independent businesses don't seem to be able to grasp.
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16/03/2021 10:28:36 10 18
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Of all that’s going on in the world is this the best BBC news can report on.
We want some BBC News in return for our license fee please!
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16/03/2021 10:37:39 9 4
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With all that's going on In the world you still find time to bash the BBC. If you don't like it, don't pay the licence fee and take your animosity elsewhere. You are the master of your own destiny.
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16/03/2021 11:51:02 1 0
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So if you aren't interested, it isn't news?

You do realise it is the BBC, not the RBC...
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16/03/2021 10:31:29 308 12
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Greggs might not be everyone’s cup of tea but their management are at least forward thinking. In good times they reward all the staff with bonuses. They are not a fly by night company and will be around for a long time.
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16/03/2021 11:01:51 212 14
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Agreed - looks like they're on a roll.
Nothing flaky or half-baked about their decision - they have an oven-ready plan to open the new stores post-lockdown.
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16/03/2021 11:27:59 12 0
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Look after your dough and your profits will rise.
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16/03/2021 11:37:19 7 1
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Do we knead anymore puns?
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16/03/2021 11:39:53 7 0
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Good Luck to them. Fortune favors the brave. Those that invest in bad times, have a much better chance of survival in the future.
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16/03/2021 12:30:37 1 4
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They have put at least two local bakers in my town out of business. I wont shed a tear if they lose a few quid.
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16/03/2021 10:31:32 52 7
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More places to access a tasty steak bake has to be a good thing.
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16/03/2021 10:42:00 22 25
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Not sure I'd use the word tasty, but glad you like them
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16/03/2021 10:31:35 87 5
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It's not really a bet on recovery, it is more that people like sausage rolls and even if the economy goes to hell, we'll still eat sausage rolls. Yum yum.
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16/03/2021 11:35:32 28 38
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Don't forget the vegan offering!!
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16/03/2021 13:39:56 0 0
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Ah but they don"t sell deep fried mars do they. lol
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16/03/2021 13:50:18 0 0
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Greggs' sausage rolls are just the best.
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16/03/2021 10:25:59 4 13
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Great news for the overweight!!
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16/03/2021 10:32:30 4 11
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I see the Boomers are up early looking for their confirmation bias fix.
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16/03/2021 11:17:46 1 0
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Let us know how you get on with eternal youth
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16/03/2021 10:28:08 39 2
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ROFL at the idea of Pret a Ripoff trying to compete in Greggs heartland.
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16/03/2021 10:33:09 39 16
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The words "Gregg's" and "expansion" go well together.
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16/03/2021 10:50:33 16 29
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Roll up, (sausage) roll up, get your elasticated pants here only 2 for £30.
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16/03/2021 11:13:12 6 4
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Boring fart.
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stu
16/03/2021 11:41:59 1 0
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greggspansion..

I dont get it
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16/03/2021 10:33:25 8 3
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I bet myself a pound that this would be a HYS when I saw the story this morning. I'm going to save the winnings for a vegan sausage roll. LOL!
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16/03/2021 10:30:01 14 1
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I just wish they'd sell their excellent Stotty Cakes here in the south east!
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16/03/2021 10:30:24 17 11
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Some boring vegan type will be along shortly, getting on their high horse and saying it's a tragedy for the nation's health etc. Ye whatever but at least Greggs' stuff is nice unlike maccy-bloody-d's. IMO of course to deflect lawsuits.
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16/03/2021 10:37:34 30 0
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Ah yes, but one of Greggs greatest successes in recent years has been their Vegan Pasty...so they are a dynamic company that responds to customer demands...the news of the new stores, and where they will be located, is great at a time when there is a squeeze on the job market.
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16/03/2021 11:12:37 2 0
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I'm a fan of Greggs. Decent grub and decent prices.
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16/03/2021 12:39:55 1 1
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How do you know they are vegan? Oh yeah, they never stop going on about it! ;-)
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16/03/2021 10:34:05 6 33
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More fattening foods and increased obesity, that's just what we need when we're recovering from a disease that targets the obese.
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16/03/2021 10:38:04 21 2
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How many jobs have you created in the last year Mr Negative
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16/03/2021 10:40:59 10 0
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No one is making you eat it are they? How others eat is up to them
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16/03/2021 10:48:43 11 0
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If you eat sensibly, and exercise you won't get fat. Just because you eat a Gregg's sausage roll doesn't mean you will be obese.
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16/03/2021 10:55:05 10 0
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no fattening food doesnt just create obeasity on its own. Sitting on your arse doing nothing creates obeasity.
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16/03/2021 11:11:47 3 0
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Stop lecturing and enjoy your salad and raw carrots.
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16/03/2021 10:34:09 4 7
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Perhaps they can expand and use the soon to become closed Thornton chocolate shops. How about Sausage rolls smothered in Thorntons chocolate !? Will be better than the sugary Brown, Tomato sauces.
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Dee
16/03/2021 11:21:44 2 0
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It depends on where Thornton’s shops were located. Once Thornton’s (& Pizza Express) put their products into every outlet & supermarket going, rather than improving the product itself, they were done for. Gregg’s (& Hotel Chocolat) should avoid that mistake & they will continue to do well.
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16/03/2021 10:34:14 255 9
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Whether or not you like Gregg's, they're creating UK jobs, which is good news whichever way you look at it.
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16/03/2021 10:38:12 35 355
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And contributing to obesity.
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16/03/2021 10:40:29 34 2
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Gawd knows why that was voted down, well said, we don't all like the food, but each to their own
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16/03/2021 11:15:10 3 23
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The last thing this country needs is more service sector jobs.
Yip, that makes up for all the jobs and wealth hemorrhaging out the UK . . . ! brexit a success then . . . NOT
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16/03/2021 12:30:25 0 0
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They are one of the few motorway service outlets to offer value for money, so good on them. As for obesity, that's a lifestyle choice that afflicts those that eat too much
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16/03/2021 12:31:15 1 3
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Creating them by putting other bakers out of business, of course
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16/03/2021 13:21:30 0 2
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They are also adversely impacting the health of the working classes.
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16/03/2021 10:28:32 10 36
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I must be the only person in UK that hasn't bought a sausage roll or a pasty (vegan or otherwise) from Greggs. Because I'm not idle I generally make my own lunch, and don't snack on the hoof. When I do have to buy a lunchtime snack I frequent local independent businesses, not national chains. I don't use chain coffee shops or buger "restaurants" either!
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16/03/2021 10:35:09 21 1
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So what do you want a pat on the back? I have only been in Greggs about 3 times in my life and only once for myself, I do get Greggs frozen Sausage rolls from Iceland. Just because people buy snacks don't make them idle. I try to use local if i can as well.
Do you do online food shopping? In my opinion that is because people are idle, apart from those who are house bound
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16/03/2021 10:41:01 2 4
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Do I do online shopping?? Definitely not, and I won't until I am unable to get to the shops through old age and / or disability.
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16/03/2021 10:35:15 179 8
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Good thing with Greggs is they don`t take the mickey on price and they have done well by offering good value for money
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16/03/2021 11:10:09 90 9
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Yes, unlike Prat a Manger.
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16/03/2021 11:13:44 3 7
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That’s exactly what they do ? In the last 5 years, their filled [sic] sandwiches have got smaller with an adverse rise in price. Their steak [sic] bake has even less winalot in it now and again with a rise in cost. They take the mickey all right.
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Bob
16/03/2021 11:14:28 4 2
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If you say so. It is all more expensive than typical local independent bakery prices.
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16/03/2021 11:19:14 2 5
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Odd. Every time I've considered buying from Greggs I've found them overpriced.
Yes cheap food for cheap people

Disgusting stuff
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16/03/2021 14:14:30 1 0
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Just a shame they don't offer good food for money as well . . .
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16/03/2021 14:33:48 1 0
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Has anyone ever found more than two bits of meat in a steak bake ? just asking
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Ade
16/03/2021 10:36:41 25 1
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Not a place i would go to that often, but I can see why people use them.
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16/03/2021 10:28:32 10 36
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I must be the only person in UK that hasn't bought a sausage roll or a pasty (vegan or otherwise) from Greggs. Because I'm not idle I generally make my own lunch, and don't snack on the hoof. When I do have to buy a lunchtime snack I frequent local independent businesses, not national chains. I don't use chain coffee shops or buger "restaurants" either!
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Vid
16/03/2021 10:37:01 10 1
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All hail and worship you....... Do you really think you are the only person in the country that doesn't work? If so, thank you for my government handouts that you alone have earned
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16/03/2021 10:30:24 17 11
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Some boring vegan type will be along shortly, getting on their high horse and saying it's a tragedy for the nation's health etc. Ye whatever but at least Greggs' stuff is nice unlike maccy-bloody-d's. IMO of course to deflect lawsuits.
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16/03/2021 10:37:34 30 0
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Ah yes, but one of Greggs greatest successes in recent years has been their Vegan Pasty...so they are a dynamic company that responds to customer demands...the news of the new stores, and where they will be located, is great at a time when there is a squeeze on the job market.
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16/03/2021 10:28:36 10 18
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Of all that’s going on in the world is this the best BBC news can report on.
We want some BBC News in return for our license fee please!
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16/03/2021 10:37:39 9 4
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With all that's going on In the world you still find time to bash the BBC. If you don't like it, don't pay the licence fee and take your animosity elsewhere. You are the master of your own destiny.
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16/03/2021 11:02:03 3 0
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And you don't even need to pay the licence fee to read the website!
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16/03/2021 10:37:40 1 23
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"Company managed". What does that mean? Other companies are not managed by anyone.?
The company managers need to rethink the need for yet more calorie laden takeaways.
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16/03/2021 10:39:29 15 1
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Some stores will be franchised, and so not actually managed by Greggs
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16/03/2021 10:41:08 2 0
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Franchises or units in petrol stations might not be completely owned by them.
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16/03/2021 10:30:43 3 21
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Hurrah. Another BBC puff-piece on a non-story about their favourite retailer, Greggs. Someone, somewhere must have some compromising pictures.
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16/03/2021 11:25:46 3 0
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If you don't like the BBC's coverage, other news sites are available...
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16/03/2021 10:37:49 12 15
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And the good news keeps on coming, despite the best efforts of our ‘friends’ in the EU.
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16/03/2021 10:40:32 12 13
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So now we are "free" to no longer have the right to live, work and retire in 27 countries. How liberating.
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16/03/2021 11:08:59 3 1
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This has nothing to do with the EU. Prat.
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16/03/2021 11:20:18 0 1
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And here we have another Brexitroll, who has to gloat about their victory at every opportunity, just in case we forget they won...

And yet remoaners are supposed to keep quiet, "because democracy"!

Are they all scared people might see how well it has all gone, now they've won?
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16/03/2021 10:37:54 2 29
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Greggs sees a space in the market for more heavy, tasteless food.
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16/03/2021 10:39:20 9 1
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Each to their own
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16/03/2021 11:08:26 1 0
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Nobody is forcing you to buy from them.
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16/03/2021 11:36:06 0 0
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Could I suggest that you get yourself tested for COVID. Loss of taste seems to be a symptom. Gregg's salad sarnies taste great in my opinion
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16/03/2021 10:34:05 6 33
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More fattening foods and increased obesity, that's just what we need when we're recovering from a disease that targets the obese.
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16/03/2021 10:38:04 21 2
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How many jobs have you created in the last year Mr Negative
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16/03/2021 10:38:12 35 7
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Well run business - good luck to them with the recovery. Sure some of the food is not healthy
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16/03/2021 10:53:00 50 4
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It never hurts to have the odd cake treat now & then. But they also do a great selection of healthy sandwiches. It also keeps people employed.
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16/03/2021 11:07:53 4 1
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What do you expect them to sell? Raw carrots and salads?
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16/03/2021 10:34:14 255 9
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Whether or not you like Gregg's, they're creating UK jobs, which is good news whichever way you look at it.
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16/03/2021 10:38:12 35 355
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And contributing to obesity.
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16/03/2021 10:40:55 68 2
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And taxes.
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16/03/2021 10:44:55 71 1
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You can say the same about a lot of food, self indulgence causes obesity.
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16/03/2021 10:48:00 55 5
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Predictable chattering class comment.
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16/03/2021 10:49:58 19 1
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get people off their backsides then. What they eat is only part of the problem Joe Wicks over there
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16/03/2021 10:56:57 52 2
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It only contributes to obesity if people let it. Greggs make a range of healthy sandwiches. Its an ideal place to buy a sandwich & cake for lunch, instead of a McDonalds burger & chips.
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16/03/2021 10:57:28 60 1
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No one forces you to buy junk food, it’s a personal choice.
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16/03/2021 11:09:17 35 1
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Nope, that's a choice. They don't contribute to obesity any more than car manufacturers contribute to road accidents. Are you obese due to Greggs or do you choose not to be?
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16/03/2021 11:10:20 25 1
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There’s much worse options healthwise in the takeaway sector.
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16/03/2021 11:11:09 46 6
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Get lost, sanctimonious prat.
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DM
16/03/2021 11:22:17 24 2
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Really...? Greggs are contributing to obesity...? What a completely facile thing to say. No-one is forcing anyone to eat in Greggs or anywhere else for that matter. We are all responsible for our own decisions about what we eat. I say well done Greggs for creating jobs and looking after their staff in an exemplary manner.
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16/03/2021 11:24:32 11 3
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Maybe your obesity
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16/03/2021 11:17:40 13 3
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You can still be obese by eating 'healthy' as not all healthy foods are low in calories. e.g nuts, salmon, olive oil etc. You just have to burn more than what you eat whether its healthy or not.
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16/03/2021 11:30:58 10 3
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Looks like you are the type who sues when sipping hot tea/coffee from a cup!
Blame everyone else and don't take responsibility for your actions ROFL
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16/03/2021 11:31:04 6 0
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Greggs also have healthy salad rolls etc
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16/03/2021 11:34:48 13 1
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Overeating contributes to obesity, you can do that at the Ritz.
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16/03/2021 11:36:07 11 1
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WRONG!!! Eating fatty food doesnt make you obese - obesity is cause by consuming more calories than you burn. Greggs have plenty of items below the daily calorie needs of people - it is just that they choose to eat much more than they need.
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16/03/2021 11:36:07 10 0
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Nothing wrong with a Greggs blowout every now and again. If someone insists on having it for every meal then that’s not Gregg’s fault - that’s a lack of personal self control.
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16/03/2021 11:40:09 0 0
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Fact hunt
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16/03/2021 11:43:48 11 0
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On that basis we had better close every supermarket in the country then.

This may come as a surprise to you TreadWater but Greggs don't drag people kicking and screaming off the street then hold them down and force feed them sausage rolls.
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16/03/2021 11:44:19 11 1
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What a pathetic comment - nobody forces anyone to eat too much and get fat. It is down , 100%, to personal choice and self control. I am sick to death of people like you blaming anyone and everyone for the woes of society that are actually down to each individual to control.
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16/03/2021 11:48:14 4 0
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NO! fat greedy people overeating contributes to obesity!!
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16/03/2021 11:55:46 3 0
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Why they’re not force feeding people, are they
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16/03/2021 11:57:51 3 0
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Nope, you only do that yourself. Self control is easy!
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16/03/2021 12:00:42 3 0
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Nope thats the hole at the top of your body being bigger than the one at the bottom of your body that is doing that...
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16/03/2021 12:02:32 2 0
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No food manufacturers or suppliers contribute to obesity,only people putting food in their gobs creates that
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16/03/2021 12:04:31 2 0
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Companies don't contribute to obesity, the people who cannot control themselves and eat too much are the only cause !!
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16/03/2021 12:05:40 5 1
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There are two Greggs cafes I regularly pop into when out on my cycle rides, and I am certainly not obese! My card will soon be full for another free cuppa. Bradford health inspectors did a check recently of all the Greggs in Bradford and the whole lot got 5/5 score for hygiene.
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16/03/2021 12:12:50 4 0
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I spend a lot of time in Japan, my partner is there, and I'm moving there after graduation.
Japan has plenty of fast food outlets and like anywhere on earth, you're never far from a McDonald's. Yet one of the slimmest nations. McDonald's doesn't cause obesity, lack of self control does. Nothing wrong with an occasional fast food meal. But if you eat it too often, that's on you.
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16/03/2021 12:20:47 4 1
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Be off with you! If people can't take responsibility for their own food intake then that's their problem!
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16/03/2021 12:33:33 2 1
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A contender for stupidest comment ever?
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16/03/2021 12:41:45 0 4
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Rubbish. What you stuff into your mouth is your responsibility. It is not up to Greggs or HMG to police your eating habits. There is no such thing as obesity just lack of personal control. If your mental health cannot accept that fact then perhaps this is not the world for you
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16/03/2021 12:42:22 0 0
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people contribute to Obesity. Gregg's is a shop, they don't force feed anyone.
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16/03/2021 13:00:48 1 1
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Don't buy it, it's YOUR responsibility!
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16/03/2021 13:07:10 1 0
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What ?

Do their staff ambush people on the street and force feed them pasties ?

Take some personal responsibility for a change.
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16/03/2021 13:38:32 2 0
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That didn't quite attract the reaction you hoped for did it ... Facile little quips are never going to cover you in glory ..... (as you've probably just learned ... ! )
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MVS
16/03/2021 13:38:50 1 1
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I walk past a Greggs everyday and have never seen any of their staff force feeding anyone.
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16/03/2021 10:38:30 12 3
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Bring back Meat/potato slice & I will come out of lockdown.
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16/03/2021 10:28:32 10 36
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I must be the only person in UK that hasn't bought a sausage roll or a pasty (vegan or otherwise) from Greggs. Because I'm not idle I generally make my own lunch, and don't snack on the hoof. When I do have to buy a lunchtime snack I frequent local independent businesses, not national chains. I don't use chain coffee shops or buger "restaurants" either!
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16/03/2021 10:38:31 11 0
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And? Do you want a medal or something? Why do you deem people who buy food whilst out and about to be idle?
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16/03/2021 10:38:51 9 27
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A good move to maintain our position as the obese capital of the world
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16/03/2021 10:47:48 9 1
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do you share the same view where there are more than one McDonalds or KFC or Burger King in a town?
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16/03/2021 10:57:40 5 0
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Actually, we're 36th. Behind, for instance, the USA (12th), Turkey (17th), Egypt (18th), New Zealand (22nd), Canada (26th), Australia (27th), Malta (28th), Mexico (29th), South Africa (30th) and Argentina (31st). But acknowledging that, of course, would undermine your desire to attack Britain.
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16/03/2021 11:06:44 1 0
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So you would rather people starved?
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16/03/2021 11:24:44 1 0
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What a virtuous person you are!

You do realise that the staff -don't- stand outside with big sticks, forcing you in to eat, I take it?
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16/03/2021 10:37:40 1 23
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"Company managed". What does that mean? Other companies are not managed by anyone.?
The company managers need to rethink the need for yet more calorie laden takeaways.
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16/03/2021 10:39:29 15 1
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Some stores will be franchised, and so not actually managed by Greggs
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16/03/2021 10:28:32 10 36
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I must be the only person in UK that hasn't bought a sausage roll or a pasty (vegan or otherwise) from Greggs. Because I'm not idle I generally make my own lunch, and don't snack on the hoof. When I do have to buy a lunchtime snack I frequent local independent businesses, not national chains. I don't use chain coffee shops or buger "restaurants" either!
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16/03/2021 10:40:11 1 7
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You are not alone.
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16/03/2021 10:37:49 12 15
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And the good news keeps on coming, despite the best efforts of our ‘friends’ in the EU.
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16/03/2021 10:40:32 12 13
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So now we are "free" to no longer have the right to live, work and retire in 27 countries. How liberating.
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16/03/2021 10:46:39 10 2
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I don’t know if you noticed, but we had a Referendum and a General Election to democratically decide the direction of the UK, which is indeed liberating.
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Hex
16/03/2021 10:48:27 10 2
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Nothing to stop you still doing that apart from you can't be bothered to reside there.
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Rob
16/03/2021 10:52:05 8 1
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I've no problem with you retiring abroad Brian, but why should you expect the government of an economy you're not contributing to to pay for your healthcare and lifestyle?
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And contributing to obesity.
37
16/03/2021 10:40:55 68 2
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And taxes.
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Ade
16/03/2021 10:35:09 21 1
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So what do you want a pat on the back? I have only been in Greggs about 3 times in my life and only once for myself, I do get Greggs frozen Sausage rolls from Iceland. Just because people buy snacks don't make them idle. I try to use local if i can as well.
Do you do online food shopping? In my opinion that is because people are idle, apart from those who are house bound
38
16/03/2021 10:41:01 2 4
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Do I do online shopping?? Definitely not, and I won't until I am unable to get to the shops through old age and / or disability.
81
16/03/2021 10:56:10 5 3
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You just carry on with your covid spreading antics. Have you ever thought that home delivery might be the socially responsible thing to do?
39
16/03/2021 10:41:12 60 2
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Forward thinking company ,
40
16/03/2021 10:41:15 0 10
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Why are some of their shops takeaway only. I cant see any obvious difference between open shops and takeaway only yet they must be losing a lot of business.
62
16/03/2021 10:50:17 13 0
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That's because under normal circumstances many of them including Greggs shops have cafe's.....meaning food can't be consumed on their premises, in their cafe's...therefore only takeaways apply.
67
16/03/2021 10:50:48 6 0
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They are not allowed to open for people to sit down and consume, along with every other restaurant.
41
16/03/2021 10:43:54 11 13
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had to laugh about headline of greggs expanding. most of their customers have to. sorry folks coudnt resist it.
101
16/03/2021 11:05:51 1 0
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Pillock.
29
16/03/2021 10:38:12 35 355
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And contributing to obesity.
42
16/03/2021 10:44:55 71 1
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You can say the same about a lot of food, self indulgence causes obesity.
36
16/03/2021 10:40:32 12 13
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So now we are "free" to no longer have the right to live, work and retire in 27 countries. How liberating.
43
16/03/2021 10:46:39 10 2
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I don’t know if you noticed, but we had a Referendum and a General Election to democratically decide the direction of the UK, which is indeed liberating.
An ADVISORY referendum and if Pillock-brain Boris had called a BINDING referendum instead of a half-baked General Election when he couldn't get his "oven-ready" deal through the Commons who knows what might have been the result.
44
16/03/2021 10:39:03 7 14
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I don't like the food there, but each to their own, good to see some jobs are safe under these ridiculous Tories
26
16/03/2021 10:37:54 2 29
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Greggs sees a space in the market for more heavy, tasteless food.
45
16/03/2021 10:39:20 9 1
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Each to their own
Removed
166
16/03/2021 11:24:39 1 0
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Why one from you?
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16/03/2021 10:28:32 10 36
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I must be the only person in UK that hasn't bought a sausage roll or a pasty (vegan or otherwise) from Greggs. Because I'm not idle I generally make my own lunch, and don't snack on the hoof. When I do have to buy a lunchtime snack I frequent local independent businesses, not national chains. I don't use chain coffee shops or buger "restaurants" either!
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16/03/2021 10:47:40 10 0
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How morally amazing of you, we all wish we could aspire to be like you and the world would be a garden of Eden. National chains bring economies of scale which brings down price but also creates a known standard. A large chain doesn't always mean bad and unhealthy and theres nothing wrong with a treat every now and again is there?
32
16/03/2021 10:38:51 9 27
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A good move to maintain our position as the obese capital of the world
48
16/03/2021 10:47:48 9 1
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do you share the same view where there are more than one McDonalds or KFC or Burger King in a town?
70
16/03/2021 10:51:36 1 4
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Yes
75
16/03/2021 10:53:15 1 4
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We have a pandemic caused by a virus and an obesity epidemic caused by junk food
29
16/03/2021 10:38:12 35 355
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And contributing to obesity.
49
16/03/2021 10:48:00 55 5
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Predictable chattering class comment.
50
16/03/2021 10:48:15 10 6
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"We'll serve you with a smile.."

Hard to tell when they are wearing masks!
144
16/03/2021 11:15:39 8 0
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You can smile with your eyes! Try it.
16
16/03/2021 10:34:14 255 9
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Whether or not you like Gregg's, they're creating UK jobs, which is good news whichever way you look at it.
51
16/03/2021 10:40:29 34 2
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Gawd knows why that was voted down, well said, we don't all like the food, but each to their own
14
16/03/2021 10:34:05 6 33
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More fattening foods and increased obesity, that's just what we need when we're recovering from a disease that targets the obese.
52
16/03/2021 10:40:59 10 0
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No one is making you eat it are they? How others eat is up to them
36
16/03/2021 10:40:32 12 13
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So now we are "free" to no longer have the right to live, work and retire in 27 countries. How liberating.
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Hex
16/03/2021 10:48:27 10 2
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Nothing to stop you still doing that apart from you can't be bothered to reside there.
54
16/03/2021 10:48:41 6 24
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Fattest nation in europe to get fatter,NHS will explode.
105
16/03/2021 11:06:44 5 0
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Actually, we're not.
14
16/03/2021 10:34:05 6 33
bbc
More fattening foods and increased obesity, that's just what we need when we're recovering from a disease that targets the obese.
55
16/03/2021 10:48:43 11 0
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If you eat sensibly, and exercise you won't get fat. Just because you eat a Gregg's sausage roll doesn't mean you will be obese.
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Rob
16/03/2021 10:49:11 134 1
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Greggs have clearly got enough sense to realise that Covid is a temporary situation. The one near me has been closing earlier and donating food to the homeless, so maybe the pragmatic approach is carried across their organisation?
57
16/03/2021 10:49:26 28 23
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Great company, pays bonuses to staff and decent food.

A British success story so I expect loads of Remoaner complaints about how dare they do well.
68
16/03/2021 10:51:24 23 1
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I voted remain, and love a Greggs so...
91
16/03/2021 10:52:28 1 2
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they should sell our crabs, the EU will
not accept them
119
16/03/2021 11:10:51 12 2
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Are you -really- so insecure about your brexit win, you have to have a pop at the folks who disagreed with you every chance you get?

I'd far rather deal with Greggs than you!

At least I can be sure I'll get what I asked for...
151
16/03/2021 11:18:23 7 1
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Grow up.
354
16/03/2021 12:36:39 4 0
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Another angry Brexiteer! Get over it, you won!
23
16/03/2021 10:37:40 1 23
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"Company managed". What does that mean? Other companies are not managed by anyone.?
The company managers need to rethink the need for yet more calorie laden takeaways.
58
16/03/2021 10:41:08 2 0
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Franchises or units in petrol stations might not be completely owned by them.
5
16/03/2021 10:31:32 52 7
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More places to access a tasty steak bake has to be a good thing.
59
16/03/2021 10:42:00 22 25
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Not sure I'd use the word tasty, but glad you like them
143
16/03/2021 11:15:21 4 2
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I concur, even the dog would turn its nose up.
425
16/03/2021 13:01:44 3 0
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Everyone's has different taste's.
619
16/03/2021 14:22:03 1 0
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Tasty means that it has a taste, so is not an incorrect description.

If you said delicious, that's another matter.
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16/03/2021 10:28:32 10 36
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I must be the only person in UK that hasn't bought a sausage roll or a pasty (vegan or otherwise) from Greggs. Because I'm not idle I generally make my own lunch, and don't snack on the hoof. When I do have to buy a lunchtime snack I frequent local independent businesses, not national chains. I don't use chain coffee shops or buger "restaurants" either!
60
16/03/2021 10:42:40 10 1
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What do you want a medal? So what? No one cares
29
16/03/2021 10:38:12 35 355
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And contributing to obesity.
61
16/03/2021 10:49:58 19 1
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get people off their backsides then. What they eat is only part of the problem Joe Wicks over there
40
16/03/2021 10:41:15 0 10
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Why are some of their shops takeaway only. I cant see any obvious difference between open shops and takeaway only yet they must be losing a lot of business.
62
16/03/2021 10:50:17 13 0
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That's because under normal circumstances many of them including Greggs shops have cafe's.....meaning food can't be consumed on their premises, in their cafe's...therefore only takeaways apply.
63
16/03/2021 10:50:30 2 9
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Won’t go to Greggs. High St bakers? They can’t even sell you a bread loaf.
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16/03/2021 10:33:09 39 16
bbc
The words "Gregg's" and "expansion" go well together.
64
16/03/2021 10:50:33 16 29
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Roll up, (sausage) roll up, get your elasticated pants here only 2 for £30.
65
16/03/2021 10:50:44 59 6
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Good luck to them, their business model is much more successful than that of Mr Oliver.
139
16/03/2021 11:14:45 10 45
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He sells food, the other sells another four letter word.
413
16/03/2021 12:57:26 2 0
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He the second most successful British author, behind only JK Rowling. Book sales of over £150 million.

Add on more for his TV programmes being syndicated round the world.

So, he’s not going to be waiting for the battered tins to be priced up on a Friday afternoon in his local supermarket.
66
16/03/2021 10:50:46 26 1
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Better than their biggest high st rival - at least their pies etc do have some filling in them
111
16/03/2021 11:07:56 5 1
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If you mean the 'P' one, that is the only time I have ever chucked a pastie away, filled with unrecognisable mush.
40
16/03/2021 10:41:15 0 10
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Why are some of their shops takeaway only. I cant see any obvious difference between open shops and takeaway only yet they must be losing a lot of business.
67
16/03/2021 10:50:48 6 0
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They are not allowed to open for people to sit down and consume, along with every other restaurant.
57
16/03/2021 10:49:26 28 23
bbc
Great company, pays bonuses to staff and decent food.

A British success story so I expect loads of Remoaner complaints about how dare they do well.
68
16/03/2021 10:51:24 23 1
bbc
I voted remain, and love a Greggs so...
69
16/03/2021 10:51:34 4 2
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I'm fine with companies doin the do as long as they pay their corporation tax.. and Don't off shore they supposed debt through she'll companies.. Every storey about a company should include a final paragraph about how it pays or doesn't pay its taxes..
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16/03/2021 11:13:42 1 0
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You keep digging up the tax avoidance...

Do -you- have an ISA, or a work pension?

Because if so, you are doing exactly the same as the companies you moan about!
154
16/03/2021 11:19:34 0 0
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You're ok with Amazon then?
48
16/03/2021 10:47:48 9 1
bbc
do you share the same view where there are more than one McDonalds or KFC or Burger King in a town?
70
16/03/2021 10:51:36 1 4
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Yes
71
16/03/2021 10:51:48 425 18
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I don't get people blaming companies for obesity, people need to take responsibility for their own life instead of taking the easy way out and blaming others.
95
16/03/2021 11:02:39 294 13
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Because it's a lot easier to blame someone else than admit to your own mistakes
96
16/03/2021 11:03:12 12 5
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But they forced me to eat their excessively!
103
16/03/2021 10:55:43 32 1
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Exactly! no one is forcing anyone to eat anything, its up to the individual/parents to govern that.
182
16/03/2021 11:30:08 19 1
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Agreed, I go to Greggs every week or so (or did in normal times; will again when things return to normal) I'm not obese.
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16/03/2021 11:37:01 18 10
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The problem is more the availability. Take a station like Victoria, it's littered with food outlets. 40 years ago it would have been a magazine kiosk and maybe a fish/chip/pie shop. Back then you'd forgo snacks and have your meal at home.
252
16/03/2021 11:56:51 9 14
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Taking their lead from politicians who also lay blame elsewhere.
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16/03/2021 11:59:12 16 6
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Amen! I guess "weak willed" will soon be a valid disability soon to join Type 2 diabetes, ADHD, SED and ARIFD however.....
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16/03/2021 12:01:20 26 3
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Agreed, it's called self control. Losing weight is not rocket science and obesity is such a major factor in overall health. If you enjoy eating at Greggs (or wherever) as many of us do, maybe also try out going for a run/walk or going to a gym (once they open). You can have a balance quite easily if you want some "junk" food in your life.
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xlr
16/03/2021 12:05:44 4 2
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I don't go to Greggs because I have responsibility for my own life and don't want to get obese.

Though I'm not sure that's the answer you wanted...
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16/03/2021 12:13:29 13 4
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Greggs, McDonalds, Dominos etc ... It's all just food. If you go up a size or two in jeans then that's a warning and shouldn't need the govt to tell you. Additionally, I'd rather have a conversation with someone who consumes greggs and beer rather than muesli, avocados and lattes.
308
16/03/2021 12:18:39 4 0
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I don't go to Greggs but i'm obese
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16/03/2021 12:42:18 2 10
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Typical response from someone who probably doesn't suffer from the medical condition of obesity. Also typical of someone who fails to recognise how humans behave. Next time someone serves you a meal try handing it back and saying there is "too much on my plate" please remove some of the food (or don't eat it all). You will probably get a very hostile reaction. Remember 'one for the road'?
484
16/03/2021 13:26:25 2 0
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It is done due to the vast amounts of sugar that is added by these companies simply to make their products more addictive - and it works.
Not with me but with far too many.
512
16/03/2021 13:33:50 0 2
bbc
Yep, if only we were all perfect.
547
16/03/2021 13:44:26 2 0
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Agree - we had cake shops, chip shops, Indian and Chinese restaurants in the 70s just like now. Hardly anyone at my school was overweight.
592
16/03/2021 14:05:08 1 1
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The argument of the government not intervening in people’s eating habits collapses in a heap when the taxpayer has to pick up the pieces through the NHS.

If we had a privatised health system then it wouldn’t matter. Personally I’m on the fence on that one.
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16/03/2021 20:33:11 0 0
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The obese/overweight person is not blaming the companies. The govt who funds the NHS is trying to bring in rules re sugar content etc. This is with a view of easing pressure on the NHS as obese people are harder to treat etc. Surely the companies can be equally viable selling healthy food with less sugar /fat? The companies business model cannot be based on selling high fat/high sugar foods.
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16/03/2021 10:40:32 12 13
bbc
So now we are "free" to no longer have the right to live, work and retire in 27 countries. How liberating.
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Rob
16/03/2021 10:52:05 8 1
bbc
I've no problem with you retiring abroad Brian, but why should you expect the government of an economy you're not contributing to to pay for your healthcare and lifestyle?
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16/03/2021 10:48:32 6 11
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it will maintain our status as number 1 in Europe
but to be number 1 in the World (4th at the moment) we have to eat more take aways and
play more e games.
Obesity cost the NHS £6.1 billion a year money that can be better spent on conditions that are not self inflicted. the toxic cocktail of virus age and obesity nearly cost the pm his life
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16/03/2021 11:08:49 0 0
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36th actually. Well down the list.
28
16/03/2021 10:38:12 35 7
bbc
Well run business - good luck to them with the recovery. Sure some of the food is not healthy
74
16/03/2021 10:53:00 50 4
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It never hurts to have the odd cake treat now & then. But they also do a great selection of healthy sandwiches. It also keeps people employed.
660
16/03/2021 14:48:56 0 1
bbc
No such thing - bread is the devil's food.
48
16/03/2021 10:47:48 9 1
bbc
do you share the same view where there are more than one McDonalds or KFC or Burger King in a town?
75
16/03/2021 10:53:15 1 4
bbc
We have a pandemic caused by a virus and an obesity epidemic caused by junk food
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Wet
16/03/2021 10:53:51 1 4
bbc
Isn't this a classical bad move? Suddenly expanding because of one good season?
83
Wet
16/03/2021 10:57:13 1 0
bbc
PS I hope they do well ... I like them. What happened to the blueberry turnovers?
14
16/03/2021 10:34:05 6 33
bbc
More fattening foods and increased obesity, that's just what we need when we're recovering from a disease that targets the obese.
77
16/03/2021 10:55:05 10 0
bbc
no fattening food doesnt just create obeasity on its own. Sitting on your arse doing nothing creates obeasity.
78
16/03/2021 10:55:15 3 1
bbc
Haven't been in a Greggs in years. Do they still do ham 'n' pease pudd'n' sarnies?
79
16/03/2021 10:49:04 4 12
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Think their food is average at best. Service is shocking staff over worked doing numerous jobs . Can be standing there ages awaiting paying for a meal deal to takeaway.

New player on the block. Wenzels....started in Watford but now has 80 odd shops. Food is lovely and service is excellent.

Greggs is in danger of concentrating on white van man or buggy pushing.

I wouldn't use them.
128
16/03/2021 11:12:59 1 0
bbc
Their are millions of white van man and buggy pushes so Greegs won't be going away anytime soon
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16/03/2021 11:21:28 1 0
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White van man and the buggy pushers seem to have got them this far. As it happens, a lot of office workers use them too. Reasonable prices (from cheap basic stuff to more expensive fillings) and decent quality food. Always been friendly staff when I've been in.
187
16/03/2021 11:31:31 1 0
bbc
I'm sure they'll miss your constant moaning.
2
16/03/2021 10:28:32 10 36
bbc
I must be the only person in UK that hasn't bought a sausage roll or a pasty (vegan or otherwise) from Greggs. Because I'm not idle I generally make my own lunch, and don't snack on the hoof. When I do have to buy a lunchtime snack I frequent local independent businesses, not national chains. I don't use chain coffee shops or buger "restaurants" either!
80
16/03/2021 10:55:59 2 1
bbc
You don't mention alcohol so can we assume your harpist all the time.
38
16/03/2021 10:41:01 2 4
bbc
Do I do online shopping?? Definitely not, and I won't until I am unable to get to the shops through old age and / or disability.
81
16/03/2021 10:56:10 5 3
bbc
You just carry on with your covid spreading antics. Have you ever thought that home delivery might be the socially responsible thing to do?
102
16/03/2021 11:05:53 4 1
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And you are no doubt going to now show us the evidence that nipping into a supermarket has killed people! Terrified of their own shadows and all that...
29
16/03/2021 10:38:12 35 355
bbc
And contributing to obesity.
82
16/03/2021 10:56:57 52 2
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It only contributes to obesity if people let it. Greggs make a range of healthy sandwiches. Its an ideal place to buy a sandwich & cake for lunch, instead of a McDonalds burger & chips.
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Wet
16/03/2021 10:53:51 1 4
bbc
Isn't this a classical bad move? Suddenly expanding because of one good season?
83
Wet
16/03/2021 10:57:13 1 0
bbc
PS I hope they do well ... I like them. What happened to the blueberry turnovers?
29
16/03/2021 10:38:12 35 355
bbc
And contributing to obesity.
84
16/03/2021 10:57:28 60 1
bbc
No one forces you to buy junk food, it’s a personal choice.
32
16/03/2021 10:38:51 9 27
bbc
A good move to maintain our position as the obese capital of the world
85
16/03/2021 10:57:40 5 0
bbc
Actually, we're 36th. Behind, for instance, the USA (12th), Turkey (17th), Egypt (18th), New Zealand (22nd), Canada (26th), Australia (27th), Malta (28th), Mexico (29th), South Africa (30th) and Argentina (31st). But acknowledging that, of course, would undermine your desire to attack Britain.
473
16/03/2021 13:22:54 0 0
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1st or 36th , if just 1 % of the population is obese then that is 1% too high. I am certainly not attacking Britain, I am attacking the providers of junk food which is as toxic and damaging to health as alcohol or tobacco
86
16/03/2021 10:59:39 7 1
bbc
A puff piece on puff pastry ? must admit I love the occasional chav's dummy from Greggs and I once saw the rapper Coolio tucking into a pasty - he was living in a Ginsters paradise.....
606
16/03/2021 14:15:02 0 0
bbc
Dammit, that earworm will last all afternoon...
87
16/03/2021 11:00:20 52 4
bbc
Great news.. love a cheeky Greggs. I also eat a balanced diet with most things in moderation so they aren't forcing the stuff down people's throat!
88
16/03/2021 11:00:31 2 4
bbc
Even more 'Gregg-nant' humans in the future then....
89
16/03/2021 11:00:47 0 2
bbc
When the pasties changed from oblongs to squares I stopped using Greggs. Shrinkflation at it's worst.
90
16/03/2021 10:51:36 196 13
bbc
To all you saying it adds to the obesity of the UK, how on earth do you work that out? No-one is forcing ANYONE to eat it (I don't, I think it is awful food), but each to their own! What next? Stop all sales of alcohol because some people have an addiction to it? Get off your high horse and get on with your own life! No-one cares if you are a healthy person, who exercises and only eats posh veg.
202
16/03/2021 11:37:33 46 8
bbc
What is posh veg?
217
16/03/2021 11:42:51 1 6
bbc
You are right.
But the problem is the availability. If is omnipresent and people don't have the discipline to watch what they eat then they tend to fill up, maybe more than they need to.
236
16/03/2021 11:49:20 3 12
bbc
actually whats next is the government telling you you are banned from eating certain foods, and also government mandated exercise, and also government mandated sleep, you will eat, rest and sh*t when the government tells you, thats whats coming for society, lets hope it works out better than our current system
240
16/03/2021 11:51:30 8 10
bbc
Pot/Kettle - you seem to be on a pretty high horse yourself!
Selling mainly high calorie, low nutrient foods does contribute to obesity - FACT. But so do Pizza Hut, McDonalds, etc
261
16/03/2021 12:00:50 3 9
bbc
You’re quite right. I’d rather eat a dog **** sandwich.
338
16/03/2021 12:31:10 0 2
bbc
Correct! well said, too many ideallistic people nowadays it's your own life and you live it as you want to, as long as you've paid your way where is the problem?
Removed
383
16/03/2021 12:45:23 1 1
bbc
Well said.
Fat people shop in M&S too you know, but its ok as long as you are paying more for your fattening food.
681
16/03/2021 15:32:57 0 0
bbc
What a dumb comment. Every food shop sells something that could be described as 'contributing to obesity'!
57
16/03/2021 10:49:26 28 23
bbc
Great company, pays bonuses to staff and decent food.

A British success story so I expect loads of Remoaner complaints about how dare they do well.
91
16/03/2021 10:52:28 1 2
bbc
they should sell our crabs, the EU will
not accept them
92
16/03/2021 11:01:51 5 0
bbc
Will they add meat and potato pie in a barm cake (bread roll) to their menu???

A Wigan speciality....
98
16/03/2021 11:04:25 0 1
bbc
Weighs heavier than a house brick.
99
16/03/2021 11:04:46 0 0
bbc
Never heard of it? A Cornish Pasty on the other hand...
141
16/03/2021 11:15:07 3 0
bbc
I was once sent by a local to buy Green Pie Barm cake, which turned out to be a pie of choice, in a bread roll with mushy peas. Surprisingly good, even if i thought i was asking for sky hooks or stripy paint
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16/03/2021 10:31:29 308 12
bbc
Greggs might not be everyone’s cup of tea but their management are at least forward thinking. In good times they reward all the staff with bonuses. They are not a fly by night company and will be around for a long time.
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16/03/2021 11:01:51 212 14
bbc
Agreed - looks like they're on a roll.
Nothing flaky or half-baked about their decision - they have an oven-ready plan to open the new stores post-lockdown.
132
16/03/2021 11:08:00 17 1
bbc
Not just pie in the sky?

Sorry.
136
16/03/2021 11:14:15 9 1
bbc
Groan!! I'll pasty your coat.
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Joe
16/03/2021 11:24:31 8 1
bbc
On a 'sausage' roll...!
170
DJP
16/03/2021 11:26:03 11 1
bbc
Agreed, they certainly take the biscuit as far as I'm concerned.
A few crumbs for the staff too.
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16/03/2021 11:39:15 0 7
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Illusion, because they have managed to keep open. often the only takeaway on the high street during the day.
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16/03/2021 12:13:59 9 0
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Wot saddo critters cannot cee humour in a postie.
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16/03/2021 13:00:44 2 0
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Thank you, nicely put. A tasty comment in fact.
422
16/03/2021 13:01:08 3 0
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Nice to see a sense of humour, thank you from Lockdown Life!
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16/03/2021 14:21:52 0 0
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Wish I could say the same about their food though
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16/03/2021 16:51:47 0 0
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Looks like you were pickled when you posted that. :-).
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16/03/2021 10:37:39 9 4
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With all that's going on In the world you still find time to bash the BBC. If you don't like it, don't pay the licence fee and take your animosity elsewhere. You are the master of your own destiny.
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16/03/2021 11:02:03 3 0
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And you don't even need to pay the licence fee to read the website!
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16/03/2021 10:51:48 425 18
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I don't get people blaming companies for obesity, people need to take responsibility for their own life instead of taking the easy way out and blaming others.
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16/03/2021 11:02:39 294 13
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Because it's a lot easier to blame someone else than admit to your own mistakes
292
16/03/2021 12:08:29 6 1
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nowadays people dont want to take responsibility for their own actions in anything they do
319
16/03/2021 12:24:25 2 1
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just look at the clown - he does this all the time.....
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16/03/2021 13:26:51 1 1
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Look no further than our own government
71
16/03/2021 10:51:48 425 18
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I don't get people blaming companies for obesity, people need to take responsibility for their own life instead of taking the easy way out and blaming others.
96
16/03/2021 11:03:12 12 5
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But they forced me to eat their excessively!
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mee
16/03/2021 13:04:51 1 0
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Their what?
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16/03/2021 13:37:54 0 1
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I don't want to eat anyone's excessively, sounds disgusting. Rather have a nice sausage roll.
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16/03/2021 10:28:32 10 36
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I must be the only person in UK that hasn't bought a sausage roll or a pasty (vegan or otherwise) from Greggs. Because I'm not idle I generally make my own lunch, and don't snack on the hoof. When I do have to buy a lunchtime snack I frequent local independent businesses, not national chains. I don't use chain coffee shops or buger "restaurants" either!
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16/03/2021 11:03:38 4 1
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Have they dedicated a church to you yet? Saint Self-Righteous, maybe?
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16/03/2021 11:01:51 5 0
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Will they add meat and potato pie in a barm cake (bread roll) to their menu???

A Wigan speciality....
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16/03/2021 11:04:25 0 1
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Weighs heavier than a house brick.
92
16/03/2021 11:01:51 5 0
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Will they add meat and potato pie in a barm cake (bread roll) to their menu???

A Wigan speciality....
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16/03/2021 11:04:46 0 0
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Never heard of it? A Cornish Pasty on the other hand...
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16/03/2021 13:59:44 0 0
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A Wigan Kebab is a local delicacy which doesn't travel well.
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16/03/2021 11:04:47 12 0
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Greggs is what it is , and decent at it for a very reasonable price - love the cheese and onion slices