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Pret A Manger expands in Middle East, opens first shop in Kuwait

Pret A Manger expands in Middle East, opens first shop in Kuwait

Popular UK-based food and coffee chain opens at Al Hamra Tower, in partnership with Kuwait-based franchise group One PM

Zubina Ahmed
Pret A Manger enters Middle East, opens first shop in Kuwait

Popular UK-based sandwich and coffee chain Pret A Manger, also known as Pret has officially opened its first shop in Kuwait. The shop was opened in partnership with Kuwait-based franchise group One PM Franchising. This marks a major milestone in the global brand’s expansion in the Middle East.

Pret is located in the heart of the capital at Al Hamra Business Tower and will serve a carefully curated menu of freshly made food prepared in the shop’s on-site kitchen daily. All ingredients are seasonally fresh and locally-sourced where possible, with all food prepared and sold based on Pret’s strict ‘made today, sold today’ commitment.

Pret A Manger Pano Christou, CEO of Pret A Manger said: “We’re excited to be opening our first shop in Kuwait with our new franchise partner, One PM. We have ambitious plans to bring our freshly made food and organic coffee to more people across the world and we’re pleased to be growing Pret’s presence in the Middle East. We’re looking forward to working more closely with the One PM team, and we can’t wait for customers to visit our shops to try our high quality and great tasting food.”

One PM Franchising chairman, Hamad Al-Sayer spoke of the Group’s efforts to expand in the region, saying: “We are pleased to be partnering with Pret A Manger to bring this iconic and beloved chain to Kuwait, and potentially other countries within the region.”

Pret Kuwait is set to build on Pret’s long-standing commitment to help those in need and give back to its local community through the work of The Pret Foundation. The brand has partnered with refood, the first non-profit company dedicated to reducing waste in Kuwait’s food and consumer goods sector, to donate unsold food on a daily basis to benefit those most in need and reduce food waste.

Pret currently operates more than 550 shops in the UK, US, Hong Kong , France, Dubai, Switzerland , Brussels , Singapore and Germany. Opening in Kuwait continues its plan to double the size of its business in the next five years and follows recent international openings in Canada and Ireland earlier this year, with further openings in India, Spain and Portugal in the pipeline.

“The Pret brand is one with a rich legacy that promises great, quality food and a joyful experience and we can’t wait to deliver those moments of joy to the people of Kuwait,” added Al-Sayer.

Recently, the Walt Disney Company Middle East and Alshaya Group announced the opening of the Middle East’s very first standalone Disney Store. Spanning over 800sqm, the store is set to open its doors this November at The Avenues in Kuwait.

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