Greggs to start selling fish finger sandwiches and could go nationwide

Fish fingers under a grill
Fish fingers under a grill -Credit:Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Greggs is about to go up in the estimation of a lot of people - by selling fish finger sandwiches and wraps. The quirky British classic is making its way onto the menu from Thursday, May 23, and could go nationwide.

The Fish Finger Sandwich will be available with either ketchup or mayo. It will consist of a battered cod fillet and crisp iceberg lettuce nestled in a soft roll - nice.

The Fish Finger Wrap offers the same cod fillet, complemented with mixed leaves, cucumber, and mayonnaise, all wrapped up in a soft tortilla. And people are already getting excited.

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Social media users could barely contain themselves. One fan jumped in to say "bet these are banging" and another declared "this is an actual dream".

It's starting as a trial at select stores. But it could turn into a nationwide rollout - and fans can barely hold back as they demand local Greggs stock up.

There are already pleas for the trial to reach London. There's even international calls from an Aussie fan who said "please bring a Greggs fish finger sandwich to Australia!"

The tantalising new additions, which also include Southern Fried Potato Wedges or Side Salad as part of Greggs' hot sandwich deal, come at a starting price of £4.95 including any cold drink. The Fish Finger Sandwich and Wrap join a made-to-order lineup that boasts burgers and wraps such as the Mayo Crispy Chicken Burger, Spicy Crispy Chicken Burger, Sweet Chilli Chicken Wrap, Hot and Spicy Chicken Wrap, and Classic Mayo Chicken Wrap.

The new range will be trialled in 10 shops and will be added to a further 10 across the region in June before a potential national rollout in forthcoming months. From Thursday, May 23 they will be available at a special handful of stores.

The full list of fish finger sandwich Greggs stores

  • Newcastle, Sandy Lane Drive Thru

  • Gateshead, G109 Trinity Square

  • Horden, U4 Cotsford Lane

  • Sunderland, U4 Salterfen Park

  • Longbenton, Quorum Retail Parade

  • Bowburn, Integra 61 Drive Thru

  • Washington, U4 Parsons Rd Industrial Estate

  • Washington, U3B Peel Retail Park

  • Blaydon, Bridge Street

  • Greggs @ Primark Northumberland Street

To announce the new menu at the weekend, Greggs opened their very first mobile seaside fish and chip shop on Whitley Bay's promenade, named 'Finest Catch by Greggs' and was wrapped entirely in vintage Greggs newspaper. Launched by the South Shields actor, presenter and comedian, Rosie Ramsey, the pop-up was an ode to one of Britain's most nostalgic and wholesome dinnertime treats.

The star was donned in 'Finest Catch by Greggs' uniform, serving customers through the hatch as they queued along the seafront. The cheeky pop-up gave customers the exclusive opportunity to sample the new menu in classic newspaper-style packaging ahead of Thursday's official launch.

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