[WCSA – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones during 40 years’ development of Pret a Manger, a famous British sandwich shop franchise chain (1983)


(wcsa.world) Pret a Manger gained popularity for its commitment to avoiding artificial additives, preservatives, and chemicals in its food. In addition to its regular menu, Pret a Manger often introduces new items and promotions.

Pret a Manger is a British sandwich shop franchise chain headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is popularly referred to as Pret.


Pret a Manger is known for its emphasis on fresh and natural ingredients, with a focus on providing quick and convenient meal options for people on the go. The menu typically includes a variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, hot drinks, and snacks. They often source their ingredients locally and change their menu seasonally.


(Wowtimes) Pret’s history and achievements

  • 1983: Jeffrey Hyman founded the Pret a Manger in London
  • 1984: The first shop opened in Hampstead, London
  • 1986: They opened their first Pret a Manger in July, located at 75b Victoria Street in London. They developed the chain's menu of handmade natural food, prepared in shop kitchens, and remained significant shareholders.
  • 1998: The company employed 1,400 people, of whom 19% were from the UK and 60% were from other European Union countries, mainly in Eastern Europe.
  • 2000: The first shop outside of London was opened on Broad Street, New York.
  • 2002: The company started moving abroad at the start of the decade with outlets in New York and Japan, then Hong Kong and, Singapore.
  • 2008: Pret a Manger's charitable foundation, The Pret Foundation, launched its "Rising Stars" programme, which supports people at risk of homelessness, including former prisoners and refugees
  • 2012: Pret a Manger opened its first shop in France
  • 2016: After running an online poll, Pret a Manger opened a vegan and vegetarian branch in Soho, London, under a new brand name, Veggie Pret.
  • 2017: The company opened its second Veggie Pret in Shoreditch, East London
  • 2022: The company announced plans to enter the Irish market, opening 20 outlets and creating 500 jobs.
  • 2023: Pret A Manger opened its first outlet in India in partnership with Reliance Industries.

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