Greggs has opened a new shop in Oxfordshire amid controversy over its shelving a seasonal treat.

The new outlet will stock all the favourites, including sausage rolls and steak bakes with vegan alternatives as well as bakery goods.

But no hot cross buns.

Greggs customers were angered when the chain announced earlier this month that the seasonal hot cross bun would not be sold this Easter.

Last year the brand chose not to sell their packs of four for £1.

One unhappy customer took to Twitter to say: “No Hot Cross Buns? No Greggs. Simples.”

Whilst another said: “I’m disappointed to report there will be no return of hot cross buns at Greggs for the foreseeable future.”

Some described the chain's decision to not sell hot cross buns as a ‘disaster’.

But, although the bun is not being sold, Greggs did hint that alternative seasonal products would be sold to make up for the loss.

Previous Easter-themed items at the bakery have included bunny biscuits and cornflake nests.

Meanwhile shop manager Jonny Crawley said: “We can’t wait to welcome both Greggs fans and new customers to our brand-new shop.

"We’ve got an amazing range of tasty bakes, hot drinks, sweet treats and savouries available for takeaway or Click + Collect.”

Gillian Long, Retail Operations Director for Greggs, added: “Our new shop in Banbury Gateway Shopping Park has brought 15 new jobs to the local area, as well as providing customers with a modern, convenient new place to experience their favourite Greggs food.”

Any further jobs created at the Banbury Gateway Shopping Park shop will be posted on


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