LEADING food-on-the-go-retailer, Greggs has confirmed it will open a new shop in Barry Island on Thursday, May 23.

The new shop, at 1 Paget Road, will offer customers a contemporary food-on-the-go experience, with seating available for customers who wish to enjoy their purchases inside the shop.

The store is the first UK-wide chain to base itself at the seaside resort.

Seven new jobs have been created for the community.

Greggs already has a store in Holton Road, Barry, with an outlet store also in Holton Road.

Customers will be able to enjoy a range of hot and cold sandwiches, freshly prepared throughout the day, as well as soups and freshly baked savouries.

Breakfast will be served until 11am, featuring traditional classics such as bacon rolls, fresh fruit and a full range of freshly ground, Fairtrade coffee.

The Balanced Choice range includes a selection of sandwiches, pasta salads, soups, drinks, porridge and fruit - all for fewer than 400 calories.

Shop manager at the Paget Road shop, Katherine Lewis said: “We can’t wait to open our doors and hear what the local community thinks.

“We hope customers enjoy the wide range of tasty items we have on offer.”

Greggs retail and people director, Roisin Currie said: “We’re delighted to be able to invest in Barry, bringing new jobs to the area and providing both new and existing customers with a modern and convenient new shop.”

Remaining job vacancies can be viewed by logging onto greggsfamily.co.uk

The shop will open from 7am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 9.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday.