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Pret A Manger opens first store in Qatar via Al Mana Holding

The London-based coffee and food-to-go chain expects to reach 700 stores across 18 markets globally by the end of 2023

The first Pret A Manger store in Qatar is at the five-floor City Center Doha shopping centre | Photo credit: Pret A Manger


Pret A Manger has opened its first store in Qatar at the five-floor City Center Doha shopping centre, via Qatari conglomerate Al Mana Holding. 

In February 2023, Pret’s Kuwaiti franchise partner One PM Holding granted Al Mana Holding sub franchising rights for the coffee and food-to-go chain in Qatar. 

“It’s so great to see Pret A Manger opening its first store in Qatar. If you are in Qatar and looking for handmade freshly prepared food and fantastic organic coffee this is the place to go. This is probably the most beautiful Pret shop in the world,” Pret CEO Pano Christou said on LinkedIn.

“After announcing our partnership with the Al Mana group earlier this year, it is great to be finally bringing Pret to Qatar. Our mission is to offer the delicious and freshly made food and organic coffee to people all over the world, and we’re thrilled to now include the people of Doha to our growing global customer base,” added Eira Jarvis, Managing Director for Asia, Pret A Manger. 

London-based Pret A Manger is the sixth food and beverage brand in Al Mana Holding’s portfolio, alongside Caribou Coffee, Cinnabon, Wendy’s, Subway and MOOYAH. 

Alongside its first store in Qatar and two outlets in Kuwait, Pret A Manger also operates five outlets in the UAE via franchisee Emirates Leisure Retail.  

The UK coffee and food-to-go chain has entered five new markets in 2023 so far – India, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain and Qatar – and expects to close the year with 700 stores globally. Pret A Manger is also set to debut in Greece before the end of the year with a store at Thessaloniki Airport. 

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