Trouble in the happy factory: Pret A Manger faces its biggest crisis yet

The tragic deaths of two customers have left the sandwich chain strugging to maintain its image of wholesomeness and honesty.   

It’s difficult to say when, but at some point over the last ten years Pret A Manger became ubiquitous. With more than 530 branches in the UK – and 300 in London alone – the grab-and-go trailblazer has posted growth figures for 34 consecutive months, according to its annual reports. Pret A Manger is the Metro of coffee shops: huge numbers of commuters will pick one up every day. 

Founded in 1983 by Jeffrey Hyman in the leafy London neighbourhood of Hampstead, Pret A...
source: New Statesman

2018-10-11 12:17
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