Pret opens in Canada

Canada is getting its first standalone Pret A Manger shop, which will open imminently in Toronto. Pop-ups have been introducing Toronto and Vancouver locals to the chain, but the new standalone outlet marks the next evolution of its expansion across the country.

Familiar favourites like the Ham and Cheese Baguette, Mediterranean Mezze Salad and a selection of freshly baked goods, including Pret's best-selling croissants, will make up the menu. All freshly made food will be hand-prepared daily in the on-site kitchen by shop team members, and all organic coffees and teas will be poured by highly-trained baristas.

Jorrie Bruffett, president of Pret A Manger North America, said: "This is a natural next step for Pret globally. We are committed to bringing the brand to more people, wherever they are ,and after the warm welcome from locals at our pop-ups in Canada, we're excited to continue expanding our footprint and menu offerings to more Canadians."

The first ever Pret opened in London in 1986 and the chain has since expanded globally to North America, Europe and Asia. There are now nearly 700 shops worldwide with 9,900 team members in 16 international markets.

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