Greggs plans to have all of its stores reopened by July.
The Newcastle-based bakery chain will begin its nationwide reopening on June 18 and is identifying 800 outlets for this.
It comes after it opened a limited number of stores in the North East
Chief executive Roger Whiteside said:
We’ve recently opened a selection of shops on an ad-hoc basis in the North East trialling delivery, collection and standard walk-in orders. This was so we could test out new operational safety measures to roll out on a wider scale when the time is right. The trials have been performing well, providing useful feedback from colleagues and customers, and we’ll continue to adapt as we learn more and work to the latest Government advice.