UK bakery chain Greggs forced to close numerous stores due to IT issue affecting card payments

The issue with the UK chain bakery occurred this morning, with the company saying they are working to resolve matters.
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Popular UK bakery chain Greggs has been forced to shut a number of its stores after an issue with their IT system disrupted card payments. 

Customers this morning either found their local branches closed or operating on a cash-only basis, with Greggs issuing a statement reading: “We are currently experiencing issues accepting payments in our shops. We are working to resolve this as soon as possible."

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The card payment issue at Greggs, which operates 22 branches across Preston, Blackpool, and South Ribble, follows similar outages at Sainsbury's and Tesco on Saturday last weekend, and at McDonald's last Friday.

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