Chemmie Squier | Acting Fashion & Beauty Editor | Friday, 24 July 2015

All The Reasons We Love Greggs, Just Like Jake Gyllenhaal

All The Reasons We Love Greggs, Just Like Jake Gyllenhaal

The Debrief: You da bomb, Greggs.

I challenge you to find something more comforting and just great than a Greggs chicken bake. Any luck? Nope, didn't think so. That's probably because it's the pastry equivalent of lounging in a room full of tiny mewing kittens as Kit Harrington strokes your head and feeds you...Greggs. It's that good. Even Jake Gyllenhaal is a Greggs lover. During an interview on Magic FM he said, 'I eat Greggs, Greggs baguettes – that’s what I eat when I’m in London. If it’s sunny, I just find a green spot and sit. That’s what I do when I’m here.' If that's how he feels about the baguettes, imagine what a bloody field day he'd have after trying one of their slices. It doesn't bare thinking about, tbh. But now that Jake's declared his love, I'm ready to follow suit. Oh, Greggs, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

They've got their opening times, down

It's 7 am and, inexplicably, you're on your way home from a night out. You're too late for a McDonald's 26 piece chicken nugget meal (sad times) and a Sausage and Egg McMuffin is just so obvious, you know? That's where faithful Greggs comes in, because it's open from 7am and their breakfast menu (served until 11am, FYI) of rolls and baguettes is just begging for attention. It's also really handy if you start work early. 

Talking of hangovers

Carbs are excellent when you have a hangover and Greggs specialise in carbs. If you look really, really, really closely at their signs you can see 'Being really great at carbs since 1939' written in a tiny font on it. And, holy shit, can you believe it's been going for 76 years? Anyway, why stock a whole range of food when you can just nail one food group? Greggs is no fool. 

It's really, really cheap

Seriously, you can usually get two slices for about £1.50 or something which is quite frankly, ideal. They also do a range of deals where you get a hot drink plus *insert food type here* for like £2, because Greggs is committed to great food at great prices.

You can always count on Greggs

You could be in Middle Earth and have not seen another living thing for eight days, but there will be a Greggs there and you will be able to get your slice on. They have 1,650 shops across the country, for christ sake.

It is what it is

And that is solid, beige, no frills, cheap eats and I wouldn't want it any other way. 

It's actually got quite swanky

Seriously, I went in the other day and it was all plush and shit. As I sipped on my latte and smashed in a large sausage roll, I was enjoying Starbucks surroundings without the hefty price tag. Greggs know what's up.

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