Imagine the scene: its noon on a Sunday, you’re still in your PJs on the sofa, and all you want is a sausage roll. The crumbly, warm, flaky pastry, the meaty sausage – when the craving hits, there’s no point trying to fight it. But getting your hands on a sausage roll would mean getting dressed and – gasp! – leaving the house. It’s quite the quandary. Well prepare to rejoice because Greggs is trialling delivery with UberEats.
The service is currently only available in Newcastle (the lucky Northerners), but if it’s successful we can hope UberEats will roll out Greggs delivery across the UK.
UberEats is available in 35 UK cities, and earlier this year the company announced they would launch in another five by the end of 2017.
It’s true that Greggs already has its own delivery service, but that’s only available in London, Manchester and Newcastle, and the minimum order is £20 (it’s aimed at office workers ordering in bulk at lunchtime).
In the UberEats trial, however, there’s no minimum spend but delivery costs £2.50. The app makes it simple for customers to order, pay and track their food on its way to their front door. With customers having complained earlier this year about Greggs putting up the price of their sausage rolls from 85p to 90p, it remains to be seen whether they’ll be willing to pay an extra £
2.50 delivery fee on top of that. But, when those cravings hit, what can you do? Sausage rolls on the sofa is certainly an enticing prospect.