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Master franchise for Burger King UK falls into private equity hands

Master franchise for Burger King UK falls into private equity hands

Private equity group Bridgepoint has struck a deal to take control of the Burger King brand in the UK in a bid to inject the brand with a new lease of life. The firm, which also owns international coffee chain Pret a Manger in the UK, confirmed it has reached an agreement with Burger King Europe GmbH to

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Pret boosts global roll-out plans with Autogrill partnership

Coffee shop chain Pret A Manger has cemented a deal with a multinational catering giant to enact its ambitions of expanding in North America and Europe. Through the partnership with Autogrill, Pret shops will open in major airports in North America and in airports and railway stations in Europe, including the Netherlands and Denmark. Autogrill Group will manage the

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Pret tests in-store filtered water stations as CEO acknowledges plastic ‘problem’

Pret CEO Clive Schlee has penned an open note to customers asking them if the chain should stop selling plastic water bottles and separately revealed it has begun trialling water filter stations in-store. The chain, which numbers 500 units in the UK, is testing reusable bottles and taps in its Veggie Pret and Manchester shops in an

Horizons predicts foodservice trends for 2016

Fast food group has its eyes on $1bn Pret takeover, report says

A Filipino fast food group is reportedly plotting a takeover bid worth around £740m for 444-strong upmarket sandwich chain Pret A Manger. Jollibee, a popular fast food chain with a network of 2,700 outlets, has held talks with an advisor regarding an offer for Pret, according to a Reuters report which cited unidentified sources. The

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Top chains sign up to Lunch! as it prepares to make ExCel debut

A collection of the UK’s biggest food-to-go specialists are among those set to visit London’s Lunch! show later this month. Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S Food, Pret A Manger, Greggs, Costa Coffee, Caffe Nero, Co-op, WH Smith, Waitrose, Starbucks, EAT., LEON, McDonald’s, and Compass Group will all be sending representatives as the show celebrates its tenth anniversary. Lunch!, which

Pret veggie fridge

Pret A Manger extends green fridge operation

Pret A Manger has confirmed that it will be keeping its green ‘veggie’ fridges in shops until the end of summer. The company rolled out the dedicated vegetarian fridges across 400 UK stores as part of a four-week trial to monitor take-up. With customers responding positively to the green-coloured fridges, which contain an expanded veggie

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Easycoffee opens new flagship store in Edinburgh

Budget coffee chain easyCoffee, part of easyGroup continues UK expansion project with its first outlet in Edinburgh set to open. The chain, which offers £1 coffee, is backed by easyJet founder and tycoon Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, who launched easyCoffee last year. The chain already has £1 coffee shops in cities across England, with the Capital

Pret veggie fridge

Pret trials dedicated ‘bold green’ veggie fridge in UK shops

Pret A Manger has begun the roll-out of dedicated vegetarian fridges across its 400 UK stores as part of a trial taking place over the next four weeks. If customers respond positively to the green-coloured fridges, which will contain an expanded veggie and vegan offering, the chain has pledged to keep them in place for

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Pret ‘veggie’ experiment culminates in second store project

British sandwich chain Pret A Manger has announced the opening of its second Veggie Pret shop in London’s Shoreditch next week. The popular food chain first launched Veggie Pret as a pop-up experiment last year and within a month had converted it into a permanent fixture following its initial success. According to the latest blog

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