UK chain Pret steps up expansion across the Channel

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Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has become home to Pret’s first French site outside of Paris, where the British company first opened in 2012, following 26 years of serving customers in the UK. 

The shop is the company’s 14th French location and is creating up to 30 new roles including hot food chefs, baristas and front-of-house team members.

Opening in partnership with RELAY FRANCE, the new site is located in the Terminal 1 departures lounge, with a spacious area of 60 seats and access to the airport’s free WiFi.

The shop will be open each day from first flights to final departures serving Pret’s menu handmade in the shop’s on-site kitchen.

Stephane Klein, managing director of Pret in France said: “Our airside shop will offer the best of Pret’s French menu with a handful of airport specials, made fresh in the shop each day.

“After nearly four years in Paris, we’re pleased to now be taking this opportunity with RELAY FRANCE to extend Pret’s French offering to Nice Airport.

“We’re hoping we can replicate the success of our other international transport hub shops here, for the convenience and enjoyment of passengers flying from the airport.”

Michel Perol, CEO of RELAY FRANCE said: “Nice Côte d’Azur Airport is anchored in a region with exceptional international influence, and we wanted to provide passengers with a food offering distinguished by its high quality.

“Pret A Manger is an iconic international brand and we’re pleased to have partnered with them to open the first Pret shop in a French airport.”

Dominique Thillaud, chairman of the board of the Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Group said: “We’re proud to celebrate the opening of Pret A Manger in Nice Côte d’Azur Airport.

“The opening represents the beginning of our new food offering at Terminal 1, which is due to be finalised at the beginning of 2016, and is a symbolic step for us.”

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