A Greggs customer has hit out at the bakery chain after claiming he was refused service for trying to pay with cash.
The bakery punter was at a branch in Hull when he was told by a staff member cash was “dirty” and only card payments were being accepted.
HullLive reports the man went to Greggs at lunchtime on Tuesday but claims he was told that card was the only acceptable form of payment.
Greggs shuttered its bakery shops in mid-March as the country was hit by the Covid-19 crisis, which has so far killed 45,000 Brits in hospitals.
The bakery giant eventually re-opened stores across the country, with drive-thrus and city centre bakery branches now back open in Birmingham.
But there are strict new social distancing measures in operation, as well as card payments being advised by bosses at the chain.
He said: “It was at Greggs on Clough Road and staff basically said that my cash was ‘dirty’ and they no longer accept it.
“I explained that as far as I’m aware they can’t refuse legal tender, however, they gave other examples such as McDonald’s and Costa not accepting it, so I just left without the goods I wanted.
“I just feel it’s a little sad that perfectly good money is being refused, when in reality the likelihood of catching anything from it is very low if not impossible.
“If we are to build up any immunity to this virus surely contact with it is needed like with all germs?
“Safe to say I won’t be using them again.”
A Greggs spokesperson said: “We encourage contactless payment where possible through card or Greggs Rewards, however cash is accepted at Greggs shops nationwide.”