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Find out where Pret A Manger is opening two new shops

Byoxfordnewspaper

Aug 30, 2022

Pret A Manger has today announced the opening of two new shops in Oxford.

From next month customers will be able to enjoy Pret’s menu at new outlets in Summertown and Oxford railway station.

Coffees, teas and other hot drinks will be prepared by trained baristas and will be available as part of Pret’s award-winning coffee subscriptions scheme.

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The new shops will be managed by Dallas Holdings, one of Pret’s new franchise partners, who are looking to hire up to 24 staff to work across the two shops.

It takes the total number of Pret shops in Oxfordshire to eight, including two branches in Cornmarket Street, one at the Westgate Centre and one at Bicester.

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The additional shops form part of the company’s broader plans to expand into towns and cities across the UK.

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In September, despite being hit hard by the pandemic, the chain announced plans to create 200 more shops over the next two years.

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Guy Meakin, interim UK & Ireland managing director at Pret A Manger, said: “Since we opened our first shop in Oxfordshire, Pret has become a firm favourite.

"I’m delighted that we can now bring our freshly made food and delicious organic coffee to even more customers across this historic city and that we will be opening these two new shops just in time for our autumn menu launch with our great partners, Dallas Holdings.”

Shane Thakrar, CEO of Dallas Holdings, added: “We have been working hard to ensure we deliver the best possible Pret experience at these new shops, and it’s fantastic to now see it all coming together.

"While they are in different locations – one in a charming Oxford suburb and the other in the heart of the city’s train station – both of these shops let customers enjoy the same freshly made food and coffee that Pret is known for.

"We look forward to welcoming our first customers soon.”

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The Summertown shop will open its doors mid-September, while visitors to Oxford train station can get their Pret favourites at the end of the month.

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While some Pret outlets have seating, others do not and only serve takeaway food and drinks.

In partnership with The Pret Foundation, Pret is on the lookout for local charities to donate surplus food to at the end of each day.

Interested local charities should contact The Pret Foundation via Pret.FoundationUK@pret.com.

Those interested in joining Pret should visit the website: https://www.pret.co.uk/en-GB/pret-jobs.

Pret currently employs 9,200 people in the UK across 424 shops.

The Pret Foundation tackles hunger, poverty and homelessness around the world.

It supports charities and shelters with food donations and financial grants, as well as providing employment opportunities to those in need of a fresh start.

For more information about The Pret Foundation visit www.pret.co.uk/ThePretFoundation.

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This story was written by Andy Ffrench, he joined the team more than 20 years ago and now covers community news across Oxfordshire.

Get in touch with him by emailing: Andy.ffrench@newsquest.co.uk

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