Greggs Corned Beef Pasties should be sold in its London region stores
Greggs ‘The Home of Fresh Baking’ is a fine establishment, selling a range of high quality, freshly baked sweet and savoury goods. It is hard to imagine anything more likely than a freshly baked Greggs product to bring individuals and communities together, whether at breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack time – Greggs embodies the spirit of egalitarianism in our modern age. And yet there remains a dark shadow cast over that blissful picture and that is the continuing discrimination against Londoners who – and many won’t even realise – are unable to purchase the very best of Greggs hot baked goods range: the Corned Beef Pasty. According to Greggs’ customer services, they are ‘sorry’ that people are ‘unable to purchase Corned Beef Pasties in the London region’. And the justification? ‘Unfortunately, due to demand and customer recognition, these are a regional product, so aren't currently available nationally. As the demand isn't high enough in the London area we're unable to supply Corned Beef Pasties to our shops there.’ Surely assuming that our friends in the North and in particular the North East are more able to recognise a Corned Beef Pasty than us London dwellers, or that they have more refined palates, is unjustified stereotyping and a policy which threatens to cause deeper divisions between North and South than already exist. Let’s join together for an end to regional discrimination by Greggs and show that there is enough demand for them to stock Corned Beef Pasties in their stores in the London region. Or at least in their Goodge Street branch. We, the undersigned, refute claims by Greggs ‘The Home of Fresh Baking’ that there is not sufficient demand for its glorious Corned Beef Pasties to be stocked in the London region. We call on Greggs to end its socially divisive practice of only stocking them in ‘the North’, and demand that it stocks Corned Beef Pasties in the London region – at least in their Goodge Street branch.