As S&W has haughtily turned its back on Texas, we look to our Cousins Across The Pond for future investment in the Lone Star State:
Greggs today warned supply issues were pushing up the cost it pays for food and labour – presenting the risk of future price rises – as it promised sausage rolls are safe despite the UK’s pork crisis…
The Newcastle-based chain is also looking into opening overseas locations for the first time.
For my Murkin Readers who may have forgotten about this fabulous company and its most excellent wares:
From the top: sausage roll, steak bake, cheese & onion.
And there are more, oh so much more.
[takes moment to wipe up drool]
I know that you folks at Greggs have probably employed vast armies of Bainies and McKinzies to ascertain where your best opportunities lie here in Murka — and if their suggestions don’t include the US, fire them — but I can save you a ton of money simply by suggesting the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex.
- Fourth-largest metro area in the U.S. (7.65 million)
- One of the fastest-growing metro areas in the U.S.
- We have a large expat community, including not only Brits and Aussies, but Seffricans as well, for whom sossies and steak pies are comfort foods like few others.
- The DFW-London air travel route is always full, not just of the aforesaid, but Texans going there for vacations and business purposes. They will know about Greggs.
Now I know that a bunch of Californians are going to say the same kind of thing about their state — but compare the time and cost in getting a food business operating license (hint: months and thousands of dollars in CA vs. days and scores of dollars in TX) and we haven’t even talked about the tax benefits (TX: low vs. CA: astronomical) and cost of land/rents (TX: low vs. CA: don’t even ask). And most Californians eat fucking salads more than pastries anyway, whereas we Texans loves us our fried pies and baked anything.
And by the way, I scored 7/11 on your quiz, and I haven’t been Over There in nearly four years. If that’s not a Greggs fan, I don’t know what is.
So waddya say, Greggs?