Greggs Franchise

Franchise History

It is considered the largest bakery chain in the United Kingdom, established by John Gregg in 1939. In 1951, it opened its first store in Newcastle upon Tyne. Years later, John died, and the company was under the responsibility of his children.

The chain expanded thanks to the purchase of other bakeries such as Rutherglen, Thurston’s, Broomfields the Bakers, Bowketts the Bakers, Tooks the Bakers, Price’s, Bakers Oven and more. It began to change and expand its menu, offering products according to people’s tastes. It has more than 1,950 Greggs.

  • Year Business Began: 1939.
  • Headquarters: Longbenton, North Tyneside, United Kingdom.
  • Estimated Number of Units: More than 1,950.
  • Number of Employees: More than 23,000.
  • Industry: Food


It has achieved incredible fame by becoming the largest bakery chain in the United Kingdom. It has more than 1,950 bakeries. Thanks to the Greggs Foundation, it offers more than £ 3 million each year to various charities and has raised more than £ 30 million for cancer research. By 2020, Greggs will implement 15 million servings of additional vegetables to its food to make its products healthier.

Franchise Opportunities

Currently, Greggs does not provide franchise opportunities to people. It has only franchised more than 11 stores in the United Kingdom in areas where it would be difficult to run the business for the company. Usually, the company enters into a franchise relationship with cooperative partners.

Can I open a Greggs Franchise?

As stated in the previous point, the brand does not offer franchise opportunities to people. But, companies can reach an agreement with Greggs to establish ten or more franchise units. If you want to work with the chain, you can enter a business with corporate partners in difficult places to operate a Greggs-managed store. These places are service areas on highways, educational establishments, gas stations, etc.

Training & Support

The company will give you the necessary training to manage your company in the cases mentioned above. You will acquire all the information about a Greggs franchise, support in the choice of place and recruitment of staff, administrative management, marketing, and more.

You can interact with other franchisees to share knowledge, experiences, and ideas to run your franchise in the best way. You will have advice when you need it, and you will always be updated.

How to Apply for Greggs Franchise ?

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Fill out the form, and later, the Greggs team will contact you.