GREGGS has confirmed it will open a new shop in Newton Aycliffe, on Friday.

The new shop, at Unit 1, Sydney House, at Aycliffe Business Park, hopes to offer customers a contemporary food-on-the go experience, with seating available for customers.

More than a dozen new jobs will be created for the community, with any remaining jobs advertised at

Amanda Taylor, shop manager at Newton Aycliffe Industrial Estate said: “We can’t wait to open our doors and hear what the local community thinks. We hope customers enjoy the wide range of tasty items we have on offer.”

As well as freshly baked savouries and sandwiches, customers will be able to enjoy Greggs’ new Autumn range, featuring new menu additions such as the spicy chicken and pepperoni bake, chipotle chilli steak baguette and the apple and cinnamon porridge.

Breakfast will be served until 11am, featuring classics such as bacon rolls, fresh fruit and a full range of freshly ground, Fairtrade coffee.

The Balanced Choice range includes sandwiches, pasta salads, soups, drinks, porridge and fruit - for fewer than 400 calories.

The shop will also have a self-select hot range, including fresh porridge, southern fried chicken goujons and potato wedges.

Roisin Currie, retail and people director for Greggs, said: “We’re delighted to be able to invest in Newton Aycliffe, bringing new jobs to the area and providing both new and existing customers with a modern and convenient new shop.”

Shop opening times are 6am – 6pm Monday – Saturday and 8am – 3pm on Sunday.