Greggs has announced that they are set to open their first ever airport store, and it will be arriving at one of London’s busiest. Greggs is set to open at Gatwick Airport in the summer, providing passengers, staff and commuters with a range of products including the chain’s famous sausage roll.
It’s a smart move from Greggs, who will open a store at the UK’s second busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic. Just trailing behind London Heathrow, around 60,000 people fly from Gatwick every single day.
Speaking to SussexWorld, Pam McCarthy, Director of Retail, Gatwick Airport said: “Greggs will be a fantastic addition to the South Terminal at Gatwick, providing arriving passengers with a great taste of Britain, or a warm ‘welcome home’.
“Situated immediately opposite the arrivals gates, the store will also be ideally located for those using the newly refurbished Gatwick Airport train station to grab a coffee or quick breakfast on their way to work, and for those awaiting the return of loved ones from a trip abroad.”
Gillian Long, Retail Operations Director, Greggs said: “We’re excited to be opening a shop at Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal, bringing local jobs to the area as well as providing customers with a modern, convenient new place to experience their favourite Greggs food.”
The closest Greggs to Gatwick until it opens is reportedly in Crawley, which is around three to four miles away. It will add to Greggs’ ever-growing empire, with the company already having 2,000 shops in the UK.
According to reports, Greggs wants 3,000 stores to be in operation by 2028, and the one set to open at Gatwick later in the year will be the first new food and beverage outlet to open at Gatwick in 2023.
How many calories are in a Greggs sausage roll?
One of the most popular items on the menu, there are 328 calories in a Greggs sausage roll.