Should we get a Greggs in the union?

At the most recent Better Union Forum Sam Miller, a second year Politics, Philosophy and Economics student, suggested that a Greggs franchise should be introduced to the Union building.

Greggs is hugely popular in Leeds. There are already 12 stores and last year, many took part in an Otley Run of these shops where they had to buy a baked good in every shop in one day.

When he proposed the idea, he said “Greggs provides delicious food at affordable prices. Students love Greggs, and hate how unaffordable the union can be at lunch time (£2.95 for a pasty?! eeek). Having a Greggs franchise in the union building would really help Leeds students love their time at Leeds.”

However, after being shown the economics he said “I would like to say I’ve actually asked for the motion to be withdrawn from the forum – turns out they costed it and it’s a terrible idea financially. I mean, sure it could happen, and maybe I should let students decide, but also if Essentials closed that’d be on me and who wants to be that guy?”

Other suggestions at the forum included one from Jamie Ali, the LUU Community Officer, who asked ‘should LUU do more to lobby landlords to provide more flexible housing contracts?’

Polly Hatcher 

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