UPDATE: Deansgate Greggs is now serving customers

A town centre bakery is shut today after being hit by an IT issue.

Greggs on Deansgate in the town centre is currently shut, with its shutters down and a notice at the door saying it is closed for "essential maintenance". 

A Greggs spokesperson said: “We are currently experiencing issues accepting payments in our shops.

The Bolton News: Greggs on DeansgateGreggs on Deansgate (Image: Newsquest)

“We are working to resolve this as soon as possible.” 

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The notice outside the Bolton store says: "We're sorry! We've had to temporarily close our shop for essential maintenance. 

"Sorry for the disappointment - we'll be back open soon!" 

The Bolton News: The notice outside the shopThe notice outside the shop (Image: Newsquest)

IT outages affected the bakery chain’s branches on this morning, causing some to put up temporary “closed” notices on their doors.

Others asked customers to place orders outside using the Greggs mobile app before food could be given to them.

Stores in cities including London, Manchester, Cardiff and Glasgow have reportedly been affected, with customers unable to purchase items.

On Saturday, outages to payment systems prevented Sainsbury’s and Tesco stores across the country from accepting contactless card payments and issuing home deliveries.

On Friday, McDonald’s suffered a “global technology system outage” which the fast-food chain said had not been directly “caused by a cybersecurity event”.

Greggs operates more than 2,450 shops across the UK.