Something Incredibly Unfortunate Happened When You Googled Greggs Today

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Yeah, that’s not the company’s official slogan. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1408454183); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3421943”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1408454183); });

1. If you happen to be researching Greggs at the moment you may see a slightly different logo from usual in Google search results.

If you happen to be researching Greggs at the moment you may see a slightly different logo from usual in Google search results.

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google.co.uk

2. In case you didn’t quite catch that.

In case you didn't quite catch that.

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google.co.uk

3. How did this happen? Greggs is claiming the picture is from a Google+ account, and that Google is linking the (fake) account and the (real) company in search results.

Greggs @GreggstheBakers

@davidleatham we've been working on it allllllll morning!!

BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘tweet_posted_date’, ‘Tue Aug 19 12:41:46 UTC+0000 2014’); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘utc_posted_date’, ‘Tue Aug 19 12:41:46 UTC+0000 2014’); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (bfjs.isMobile() || !isIE8()) document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_3623492”).setAttribute(‘title’, ‘Time posted: ‘ + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Tue Aug 19 12:41:46 UTC+0000 2014’, ‘UTC’) ); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_3623492”).innerHTML = UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Tue Aug 19 12:41:46 UTC+0000 2014’, ‘tweet’); });

4. The naughty logo image links to this page at the satirical wiki site Uncyclopedia.

The naughty logo image links to this page at the satirical wiki site Uncyclopedia.

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uncyclopedia.wikia.com

5. Greggs was quick to assure the pie-eating public that this is not a reflection on the company, just an error on Google’s part.

Martin @youngin_uk

@GreggstheBakers I suggest you sack someone

BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘tweet_posted_date’, ‘Tue Aug 19 12:39:09 +0000 2014’); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘utc_posted_date’, ‘Tue Aug 19 12:39:09 +0000 2014’); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (bfjs.isMobile() || !isIE8()) document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_3623503”).setAttribute(‘title’, ‘Time posted: ‘ + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Tue Aug 19 12:39:09 +0000 2014’, ‘UTC’) ); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_3623503”).innerHTML = UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Tue Aug 19 12:39:09 +0000 2014’, ‘tweet’); });

8. Some people were defending the bakers to the hilt.

Mark Wallace @wallaceme

Furious on Greggs' behalf – its raised my Tyneside nationalism to danger point

BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘tweet_posted_date’, ‘Tue Aug 19 12:39:04 +0000 2014’); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘utc_posted_date’, ‘Tue Aug 19 12:39:04 +0000 2014’); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (bfjs.isMobile() || !isIE8()) document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_3623524”).setAttribute(‘title’, ‘Time posted: ‘ + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Tue Aug 19 12:39:04 +0000 2014’, ‘UTC’) ); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_3623524”).innerHTML = UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Tue Aug 19 12:39:04 +0000 2014’, ‘tweet’); });

9. While others were still taking offence.

Greggs @GreggstheBakers

Hey @GoogleUK, fix it and they're yours!!! #FixGreggs

BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘tweet_posted_date’, ‘Tue Aug 19 14:02:30 UTC+0000 2014’); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘utc_posted_date’, ‘Tue Aug 19 14:02:30 UTC+0000 2014’); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (bfjs.isMobile() || !isIE8()) document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_3624416”).setAttribute(‘title’, ‘Time posted: ‘ + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Tue Aug 19 14:02:30 UTC+0000 2014’, ‘UTC’) ); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_3624416”).innerHTML = UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Tue Aug 19 14:02:30 UTC+0000 2014’, ‘tweet’); });

14. And with the addition of a sausage roll, this seemed to do the trick.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/patricksmith/greggs-logo-google-fail

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