Food hygiene ratings for every Greggs in Colchester as it gets set to open new sites
Greggs – the perfect solution when you're running late and skipped breakfast so you can get to work on time.
Or, if you're up at an ungodly hour to catch the first train from Colchester Town and you need a shop – any shop – which offers a hot sausage roll, Greggs is often your go-to chain.
It may not offer the healthiest of options, but few can argue it doesn't do the basics well.
Colchester certainly has its fair share of the fast-food chain.
There are two in the city centre, with one on the High Street and another on Long Wyre Street.
There are plenty others dotted around too, however.
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There is a branch just outisde Parson's Heath, whilst another is in the Fiveways retail park off Peartree Road; further out, there is a branch off the A12 near Feering.
But despite there being five Greggs across the city already, Colchester is set to get two more.
One is planned to open in Culver Street West after plans were approved earlier this year.
Another is set to open as part of the Northern Gateway development, which will have a Cineworld, Travelodge with 90 rooms, and a Wendy's restaurant.
Naturally, everyone wants to make sure that the early morning coffee or the grab-and-go sausage roll is coming from a Greggs which has a good hygiene ratings.
So how do the current stores fare, according to the Food Standards Agency?
Thankfully, they all all rank highly when it comes to hygienic food handling, cleanliness, and management of food safety.
Colchester High Street
A fixture on high streets across the UK, Greggs on Colchester High Street has a five-star food hygiene rating.
Long Wyre Street
A short walk away from the High Street Greggs, the Long Wyre Street Greggs also has a five-star rating.
St Christopher Road
Continuing the tradition of highly-rated Greggs shops in Colchester, this shop also has five stars, according to the Food Standards Agency.
Fiveways Shopping Centre
Fiveways Retail Park, just off Peartree Road, has not always had a Greggs.
In fact, pictures show the unit was under construction in around 2018, but since then, its food hygiene ratings have been strong.
It is currently rated as having five stars by the FSA.
Feering Service Station
Greggs is a staple of most roadside service stations, and in Feering it is no different.
Thankfully, it was awarded five stars by the FSA at its last inspection.
It means all of Colchester's Greggs branches currently have five stars – one would hope the next two branches operate to a similarly high standard.