The food-to-go and coffee chain will partner with longstanding franchise partner, Carebrook Partnership Ltd to open 20 stores in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland over ten years
Pret plans to open 20 stores in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland over ten years | Photo credit: Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger is set open stores in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland after partnering with Carebrook Partnership Ltd. Pret and Carebrook have a longstanding relationship after having worked together for more than 30 years.
In a press release, the companies announced a modest goal to open 20 stores within a decade, with the first outlet set to open in Dublin later this summer, creating 25 jobs.
Carebrook majority co-owner Gerard Loughran brings local expertise to the partnership, having worked in the Irish food market for more than 25 years.
“Setting up shop in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has been our plan
for a long time, and we’re thrilled that we’re finally able to make it happen. There has long been demand from our neighbours on the island of Ireland to bring Pret’s freshly prepared food and organic coffee, and now with the backing of Carebrook Partnership Ltd we’re able to do so. We look forward to making this partnership a success,” said Pret Chief Executive, Pano Christou.
The franchise agreement follows Pret’s announcement in 2021 that it would aim to double the size of the business within five years, including launching into five new markets by the end of 2023.
In November 2021 Pret announced a partnership
with Kuwaiti franchising group One PM Franchising to grow its presence in the Middle East.