Under First World Problems, add this situation to the list:
GREGGS fans say they’re “heartbroken” as the bakery chain has reopened today but with a limited menu that doesn’t include favourites such as corned beef bakes. Others can’t believe Belgian buns are off the menu, as are regional delicacies including stotties.
For those just coming into this here corner of the Intarwebz (i.e. my back porch), some explanation of a personal nature may be necessary.
Greggs is the premier fast-food chain in Britishland (much bigger than McDonalds), and my home away from home. Every time I fly into Heathrow, I jump on the train to London (unless Mr. Free Market has sent Baillie the chauffeur to pick me up), and get off at Earl’s Court. Literally across the street from the station entrance is a Greggs, and I sit there, suitcases and all, and enjoy a sausage roll and cup of tea. Only then do I feel strong enough to go to the hotel or whatever.
This applies when I’ve had a morning arrival, of course; evening flights will find me doing the same, only at The Blackbird, a block down, where the sausage roll and tea are replaced by fish & chips and a pint of Fuller’s London Pride, respectively.
Getting back to the original topic: I see that the “reduced” menu mercifully includes my favorites, the aforementioned sausage rolls, and my other, the steak bake pie. So I’m alright, Jack.
That said, I quite understand the frustration that others may feel to find their favorites MIA from the menu. Were that to happen to me, well… I don’t want to say I’d go full jihad on Greggs with bombs etc.; but there could well be murders.