Baker's Dozen

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Baker's Dozen

Thirteen, as opposed to a "normal" dozen, which is 12. The term may have originated as a practice among medieval bakers to avoid false charges of cheating their customers.
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But a spokesman for the Bakers Dozen shops - whose parent company is Greggs - said it had been without the go-ahead by head office and yesterday he pledged to phase the new name out.
But a spokesman for the Bakers Dozen shops owned by Greggs said it had been done without head office backing and would be phased out.
And among the latest people to book their place are six staff from the Bakers Dozen shop in Splott Road, Splott, Cardiff.