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'Why in the name of Satan does our county need a Greggs?': Bakery chain sparks fury after it opens its first branch in Cornwall - but it says it WON'T sell Cornish pasties (4 Pics)

The bakery chain Greggs has sparked fury after it opened its first branch in Cornwall - but it won't be selling its own version of the famous Cornish pasty.
Workers have said the store feared its crimped on top 'the Devon way' pasty would upset locals and wouldn't be welcome. 
Instead the outlet at a service station just off the A38 in Saltash features a range of slices and other baked goods including sausage rolls, sandwiches and cakes. 
One outraged local even asked: 'Why in the name of Satan does our county need a Greggs?'
It is understood that Greggs, which has had several stores in neighbouring Devon for many years, has never sold pasties in the West Country as it did not want to create a pasty war.
A Devon-based employee said: 'We don't sell pasties down here. It is something we have never done and no store in Devon will.'

Staff at the newly-opened Cornish store also confirmed they were adhering to the 'no pasty' rule.
Greggs confirmed the store had opened in July although there had been no publicity around it and it is still not visible on the store locator online.
In a short statement they said: 'A new Greggs shop opened at Euro Garages Saltash, Callington Road in July.
'It is operated under a franchise agreement with Euro Garages and eight new jobs have been created.'
News of the opening was greeted with disdain by some locals in Cornwall.
Lee Stephens said: 'Why in the name of Satan does our county need a Greggs? Why would we require Greggs down here.
'We have proper bakeries down here, we don't need cookie cutter franchises like Greggs when we already have legit nom factories.'
Hayley Hill said: 'They're surely not gonna get that much custom except tourists right? I mean Greggs doesn't even know what a pasty is, their "pasty" is a bleddy slice.'
Kathy Aspinall added: 'I don't mind Gregg's but they're pasty's are nothing like a traditional Cornish pasty - flaky pastry for a start! No comparison really.' 


Speaking before the opening, a spokesman said: 'Cornwall is the only county where Greggs have yet to open.
'There is a strong demand for the Greggs offer and we look forward to being able to make this available to customers in Cornwall.'
But renowned bakers in Cornwall said they had faith that locals will always pick a traditional pasty instead of any imitations.
Marion Symonds, 51, owner of Portreath Bakery and Made Marion Gluten Free and a long time campaigner of the traditional Cornish pasty, said: 'I would have thought they would sell whatever they sell in their normal stores.
'If they sell pasties in their other shops why wouldn't they sell them in pasty world?
'I believe that Cornish people who have had Cornish pasties with traditional ingredients will always go to a Cornish bakery.
'There's a chance that we will loose some trade to Greggs but I don't think there will be a pasty war because Cornish people will always go for a traditional pasty.'
She added: 'People will always go to a proper baker if they want a pasty made the traditional way.
'Greggs do a budget line and people on a low income do like it.'
Ann Muller, 64, owner of renowned pasty business Ann's Pasties, said: 'I have never been to a Greggs and I don't know what their strategy is. 
'But I suppose even a bad pasty is nourishing, as long as it has beef, onion and turnips then it is a wholesome meal.
'If they're no good at making pasties I'll teach them a thing or two, for a fee.' 

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