High street food giant Greggs has hinted that a new venue will be popping up in County Durham 'in the coming months' after confirming the first initial details. 

The big name brand, who have countless outlets already in the region, have suggested that the new store could open soon - but haven't let on the location of where it could be just yet. 

Despite not offering an opening date or a suggestion of location, Greggs has at least confirmed that a new County Durham store will be happening moving forward. 

Already, Greggs have made home in Darlington, Durham, Newton Aycliffe, Bishop Auckland and numerous other locations in County Durham - but it's expected they will add to their portfolio soon.

Confirming the news of the outlet in County Durham and leaving us 'hints', a Greggs spokesperson said: “Greggs is due to open a new shop in County Durham within the next couple of months. We will be able to share further details with you closer to the opening.” 

This news from Greggs comes after thousands of workers at Newcastle-based Greggs will share £17.6 million in bonuses this month after the high street bakery chain notched up a 27% hike in annual profits.

The group’s boss, Roisin Currie, said the majority of the firm’s 32,000 staff will be given a bonus in their pay packets at the end of March to recognise their “hard work and effort” over 2023.

It comes after Greggs delivered a bumper pre-tax profit of £188.3 million for 2023, up from £148.3 million the previous year after like-for-like sales in company-managed shops jumped 13.7%.

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Meanwhile, despite Greggs announcing it will be arriving in County Durham, another big name brand announced the closure of its outlet earlier this week.

Starbucks in Dalton Park, Murton, will close its doors for the final time this week (Sunday, March 10).  

The American chain, which serves a variety of hot, cold and blended coffee drinks has multiple other locations in the North East including in Ryhope, Sunderland and Peterlee to name a few.

Despite the news being confirmed by staff, no signs have been placed on the door of the café to alert customers of the impending closure.