Pret to open further 20 sites tomorrow

From tomorrow morning (Friday), Pret A Manger will reopen a further 20 stores in London for takeaway and delivery.

Following the reopening of 10 branches near hospitals on 16 April, the Pret team believes its has found a way to operate shops safely and in line with government guidance.

Opening more shops will help Pret provide freshly prepared food to more communities and donate more meals to those who need it.

The company is also extending its 50% discount for NHS workers until 15 May.

CEO, Pano Christou commented, 'It has been two weeks since we reopened 10 shops close to hospitals and restarted food donations to our charity partners.

'These Pret shops look and feel a little different thanks to the new safety and social distancing measures we’ve put in place, and I believe we’ve found a way to operate that reflects the Government’s guidance and looks after our teams and customers.

'We’ve loved hearing the feedback from NHS workers and customers who’ve visited these shops or ordered our food and coffee for delivery - it seems that absence really does make the heart grow fonder.'

Christou continued, 'Tomorrow morning we will reopen a further 20 shops in London for takeaway and delivery across all major platforms, helping more people get access to freshly made food. I’m also pleased to say that we are extending our 50% discount for NHS workers until the 15th of May and will of course be ensuring our unsold food goes to even more of our charity partners.

'I want to say a huge thank you to those Team Members who are going back to work tomorrow – we are incredibly grateful for your dedication, especially during these challenging times.'