Continuing its expansion across the UK, Warren’s Bakery is opening for business in Bognor Regis. 

Opening its doors this week, the latest shop is the “first of many new stores anticipated in the south coast area”, according to CEO Mark Sullivan.

“We have been inundated with requests to open in West Sussex and the Home Counties, so it’s great to arrive at last,” he continued.

Warrens Bakery plans to launch 750 new sites over the next five years, having grown rapidly since opening its first franchised store last year.

It will be running the site in joint partnership with local businessman Lee Johnston, who said he was drawn to the venture by the rise in popularity of craft baking, as well as the “fresh local ingredients and traditional craft skills” associated with the brand.

The local mayor, Phil Woodall, will be attending the grand opening of the bakery.

“This is what regeneration is all about,” he said, “a sign we are moving in the right direction.”

Located in the Arcade on the High Street —- which is currently receiving a £600,000 facelift — the site will create six new jobs.

The store opening will coincide with the launch of the firm’s ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ range, which includes bakes and sandwiches sporting a global theme, such as a Croque Monsieur pasty.