EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Pret A Manger

Pret A Manger

Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): UK, other countries


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-04-2013
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 21-04-2013
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2013
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

Food service chain Pret A Manger has recently announced plans to create 1,000 new jobs worldwide by the end of 2013. Out of these 1,000 positions, more than 500 will be created in the UK, where the majority of stores (323) are located (Pret A Manger-UK2013). The sandwich chain has recently launched a school-leavers’ programme aiming to increase the number of British workers. For a previously announced business expansions see Pret A Manger-UK2012.