You’re only ever a four minute walk from Greggs when in a town centre, study finds


SAUSAGE roll addicts are on average four minutes from a Greggs in town centres.

The bakery chain is top of the pile when it comes to the easiest to reach fast-food outlets.

Greggs is the easiest food outlet to reach in UK town centres
A Greggs is just an average of four minutes away in any town centre

If you are plonked in the middle of any of 100 UK towns and cities, you can snap up a pasty from Greggs, which has just over 2,000 stores, in an average of 0.28 miles.

At a normal walking pace of four miles an hour, you will take just 4mins 12secs to get there.

Subway, which has about 2,300 branches in the UK, is second, with an average walk of just 0.29 miles or 4mins 21secs.

The top five is ­completed by McDonald’s being ­typically within 5mins 15secs, KFC 9mins away, and Domino’s Pizza at just 11mins 6secs.

The study, by vehicle leasing firm Vanarama, also found that Cardiff is the best place to live for quick access to big fast food chains.

If you landed in the centre of the Welsh capital, you would come across one of the top five or a Nando’s, Starbucks or Burger King within just 0.14 miles.

That equates to a journey of only 2mins 6secs.

This is followed by Leeds, with a walk time of 2mins 42secs; Bournemouth, at 3mins 27secs; Manchester, at 3mins 27secs and Luton, on 3mins 36secs.

Subway was the second easiest to find food outlet in the UK

McDonald’s was only in third with Greggs and Subway easier to locate

The worst centre is Hastings in East Sussex, where researchers warn that you would pound the streets for 3.98 miles — or nearly an hour — before stumbling across one of the eight outlets.

It would also take more than half-an-hour to find one in Southport, Darlington, Barnsley and Eastbourne, they say.

A spokesman for Vanarama, which analysed Google Maps data, said: “The people of Cardiff are lucky when it comes to fast-food options.”

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