Belfast Telegraph

Greggs opens 11th bakery outlet in Northern Ireland

By Rachel Martin

Greggs will open its latest Northern Ireland shop tomorrow. The branch of the budget bakery chain at the Twin Spires complex in west Belfast will be the 11th to open here. The store will create 12 jobs for the area.

Eight of the outlets are company-managed while the three branches at Applegreen service stations are run as franchises.

The chain has also been granted planning permission for a further store on Bangor's Main Street.

Mary Harding, manager at the Twin Spires branch, said: "I'm delighted to be leading our team in this great new shop.

"The people of Belfast have really taken to Greggs and we're excited to be extending our offering to those who live and work in the area."

The Twin Spires complex has recently undergone redevelopment work, including a Go Petrol forecourt, which is now being built.

The centre is owned by the Ortus Group,which was recently named Social Enterprise of the Year in Northern Ireland.

Noel Rooney, Ortus property executive, added: "As an organisation committed to driving social and economic regeneration in west Belfast we're delighted to welcome Greggs to the Twin Spires Complex.

"We believe it will bring many benefits to both the complex and the local community complimenting the existing offering on site.

"With other projects progressing on site, we are looking forward to making more tenant announcements in the near future."

In 2015 the Belfast Telegraph broke the news Greggs planned to open around 50 stores in Northern Ireland.

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