PRET A MANGER TO FURTHER EXPAND IN THE MIDDLE EAST WITH NEW FRANCHISE PARTNER
29 November 2021, London: One PM Franchising is to become the next Pret A Manger franchisee, it was confirmed today, marking another step in Pret’s expansion into new regions and countries.
One PM Franchising is a subsidiary of One Franchising Holding, a regional Food and Beverage Operator with a presence across eight countries.
The move is part of Pret A Manger’s ambitious plan to double the size of its business within the next five years, and follows an agreement in October with A&W Food Services of Canada to introduce the Pret brand and products to A&W restaurants in Canada.
Pano Christou, CEO, Pret A Manger said: “Demand for our freshly prepared food and organic coffee is growing, so to meet that demand we committed to an ambitious growth plan. Our new partnership with One PM Franchising will help expand the beloved Pret brand in the Middle East, where we already have three shops. We’re really pleased that Hamad and the One PM team will be joining us on this journey, helping to spread Pret joy to more customers.”
Hamad Al-Sayer, One PM Franchising, Chairman, said: “We’re pleased to be partnering with Pret A Manger to bring the freshly made food and organic coffee chain to Kuwait, and potentially other regional countries, and help expand its brand to our existing customers and markets in the Middle East.”
Earlier this year Pret also expanded with roadside franchisee partnerships with independent forecourt operator, MFG, and motorway services operator, Moto.