GREGGS fans will be thrilled to know that there are several locations in the UK that they can pick up a sausage roll at all hours.
The popular bakery chain has around 2,300 sites across the country, but the latest many close is at 9pm.
It might come as a surprise to pastry lovers that there are sites which offer the chance to grab sweet and savoury snacks every hour of the day.
There is a slight catch though – you'll only find the special stores inside various airports across England and Scotland.
For the moment there are only a select six shops in the whole country where you can buy your Greggs favourites all day every day.
These include Newcastle airport, as well as one in Glasgow which opened in April this year.
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As of yesterday, a fresh site opened up in Gatwick which will also be operating for 24 hours.
Here is the full list of 24-hour Greggs in the UK and when they opened:
- Newcastle Airport – pre-2016
- Manchester Airport – pre-2016
- Leeds Bradford Airport – July 2021
- Birmingham Airport – April 2022
- Glasgow Airport – April 2023
- Gatwick – July 2023
The Gatwick Airport shop is the latest site opening for Greggs’ travel hub strategy, which has seen it open stores in Canary Wharf train station and Cardiff airport.
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Greggs is yet to open a mainstream site which is open for for a full 24-hour period.
That's because it needs a special licence which can only be divvied out by the local council in that area.
It has recently applied for these licences for both its Canterbury shop and another in the centre of Liverpool, on Lord Street – but is yet to confirm if they've been accepted.
Currently, the latest closing time for a high street Greggs is its Leicester Square branch in London which shuts at 2am on Thursday and Friday.
The chain had hoped its capital city centre branch would be its first 24-hour store but the bid was snubbed by Westminster council bosses.
Greggs has already extended opening hours for around 500 shops to 8pm or later.
A Greggs spokesperson confirmed to The Sun that it will be opening its first ever 24-hour drive-thru later this year – although an exact location has not yet been revealed.
There are currently at least 17 drive-thru locations across the country and it's planning to open as many as 10 more by the end of the year.
Drive-thrus usually open around 6am and close between 9pm and 10pm.
Customers can pick up the usual sausage rolls, doughnuts and more from the comfort of their car.
Gatwick's opening yesterday means Greggs is on track with plans to open another 150 new shops across the country this year.
Branches are also still being opened inside other big name stores, including Primark and Tesco.
The chain has opened up four Tasty by Greggs cafes inside large Primark shops over the past few months.
It has also rolled out more concession cafes to 28 Tesco stores across the UK so far.
It comes as earlier this month Le Pain Quotidien bakery chain shut nine of its 10 bakeries.
And, Greggs rival and the UK's second biggest chain Cooplands closed nine branches recently.
Meanwhile, a shopping expert has revealed the two items to always buy at Greggs and what to avoid.
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