Pret creates handmade, natural food, avoiding the obscure chemicals, additives and preservatives common to so much of the 'prepared' and 'fast' food on the market today.
Pret opened in London in 1986. College friends, Sinclair and Julian, made proper sandwiches using natural, preservative-free ingredients. The two of them had woefully little experience in the world of business. They created the sort of food they craved but couldn’t find anywhere else. Pret grew and grew. And grew.
Because Pret is private we don’t face the same pressure to grow that a public company does. We will develop slowly, one store at a time. There are over 265 Pret shops worldwide at the moment. Most of them are in the UK where Pret is a household name. Our stores in Hong Kong are spreading the message of natural, wonderfully tasty food to Asia.
Every week we receive many customer comments asking us to open in other parts of the US. No rush. We opened in Washington, DC in January 2009 and Chicago in September 2010. So please bear with us. We will continue to expand in New York, DC and Chicago and then, who knows, we may be opening up the block from you...