Another day, another theoretically-exciting delivery announcement that may or may not be a publicity stunt.
Yesterday it was Ikea meatballs that turned out to be within a two-mile radius of a single kitchen in East London, and today it's Greggs pasties within delivery distance of seven specific stores.
Launching on Friday, Deliveroo will be biking piping-hot pasties to your door if you live near one of the following branches in London, Bristol and Newcastle:
- 243 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1DB
- 143 Strand, Central London, WC2R 1JA
- 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TP
- 78 East Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4JD
- 87 Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3D
- 209 Chillingham Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE6 5LL
- 42 Neville Street/Pink Lane, Newcastle NE1 5DF
Unlike the Ikea offering, there'll be a decent selection from Greggs: "breakfast, freshly ground coffee, savouries and sausage rolls, freshly-prepared sandwiches, salads and sweet treats along with various meal deal options."
Roger Whiteside, Chief Executive at Greggs, comments through bites of steak bake:
"When it comes to food-on-the-go, our customers tell us that convenience is key. We’ve been working hard to make Greggs available to our customers when and where they want it, whether that be in offices, industrial estates, retail parks, travel hubs and at home.
We’ve been working on our delivery services over the past year and we’re excited to launch a Deliveroo trial for our customers in London, Newcastle and Bristol. This will enable customers to enjoy our great tasting, good value food wherever they are, offering them the ultimate convenience."
Joe Groves at Deliveroo took a break from nomming on a doughnut to add:
"Gregg’s is an icon of the British high street, we know Deliveroo customers are going to love getting their favourite bakes and bites delivered to them in under 30 mins."
So is this real? Is it here to stay? Or is it another way to make us prefer
Oceania over Eurasia Deliveroo over UberEats or vice versa?
Either way, we fancy a sausage roll now. And that's exactly what the gits were going for.
Main image: Paul Robertson via Flickr CC