Greggs is to open its “first ever Greggs shop in a London tube station”, in Westminster, next week, chief executive Roger Whiteside has revealed.

The announcement came following the bakery food-to-go chain’s full year results announcement yesterday (27 February), in which it reported an “encouraging” start to the year, with like-for-like sales at its company-managed stores up 3.2% for the eight weeks to 24 February.

Whiteside said food-to-go was not well-served in that area and as it was very busy station “we felt there was room for us to offer a service”. He said the chain was then need to see whether it could operate “in that kind of confined space and with that number of customers”.

“If this works, then we are obviously interested in opening in as many busy tube stations as we can get to,” he said.

The shop will be located on the incoming side of the ticket barriers so it can be accessed by those in and around the Westminster area as well as those entering and exiting the tube station.

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