Saturday, September 2, 2017

Franchisee with a Focus Pret A Manger

This week Pret A Manger announced that it has signed its first franchise agreement in the U.S. the company will focus on college campus locations via franchises. Pret A Manager will open two university locations this fall the first will be Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania the second will be at the University of Chicago.  The team at Foodservice Solutions® believes that targeted growth Gen Z & Millennials will complement Pret A Manager’s brand value.
The new franchisee is Bon App├ętit Management Company,  on-site restaurant company operating more than 1,000 cafes in 33 states for corporations, universities and museums, as well as public restaurants seems to be a perfect fit for Pret A Manger according to our own Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson.
The campus locations will offer Pret’s popular menu of organic coffee and handmade natural food, including sandwiches, salads, wraps, baguettes, and hot options. Using quality, ethically sourced ingredients, all of Pret’s grocerant niche fresh items are prepared on-site in the shop kitchens every day.
The menu includes items the ilk of:  Balsamic Chicken & Avocado Sandwich, Mediterranean Mezze Salad, Coconut Chicken & Miso Sweet Potato Balance Box, and Turkey, Ham & Wisconsin Cheddar Hot Baguette  which elevate flavor while satisfying Millennials quest for food discovery.
Jo Brett, Pret’s U.S. president  stated “Choosing the right partners is important for Pret and we really admire Bon Appetit’s values and operational strengths,”,,. “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.”

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