Pret A Manger has signed its first US franchise agreement
The company has announced two shops to be located at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a third that will open at the University of Chicago. In the press release they reveal, the shops will open in partnership with Bon Appétit Management Company, an on-site restaurant company operating more than 1,000 cafes in 33 states for corporations, universities and museums, as well as public restaurants.
They will offer Pret’s popular menu of organic coffee and handmade natural food, including sandwiches, salads, wraps, baguettes and hot options.
“Choosing the right partners is important for Pret and we really admire Bon Appetit’s values and operational strengths,” stated Jo Brett, Pret’s U.S. President. “Our menu of freshly-made food to go is perfect for students juggling a busy academic lifestyle, and I’m sure our organic coffee will also be very popular on campus. Pret is a natural choice for students looking for fresh and nutritious food and we hope that these three new university shops are the first of many.”
Bon Appétit CEO, Fedele Bauccio added; “I have long admired Pret for its fresh, flavourful menu items that can be enjoyed quickly on the go. In addition, Pret’s culinary and sourcing standards align closely with Bon Appétit’s, which will make us a great team.”Wednesday, 30th August, 2017