Pret A Manger has implemented the biggest series of menu changes in its 33-year history, it revealed today.
The British sandwich chain, which numbers 550 stores, is rolling out 20 new recipes that reflect the UK’s changing food tastes and can be consumed any time of the day.
Eight of the 20 are vegan, five are vegetarian, and the new menu also includes avocado-based salads pots and open sandwiches made on gluten-free bread that Pret has developed in-house.
The range will be introduced to stores from early next week.
Classic staples of the existing range will remain, but the new menu will see a huge expansion to cater for its growing base of customers.
The company’s food development team has travelled the world for inspiration on ingredients and will introduce a range of new lines from avocado smashed by hand in Pret’s shop kitchens each day to chilli salt and roasted chestnut mushrooms.
Two thirds of Pret’s salad pots are eaten outside of lunchtime hours and the expanded range of filling snacks and smaller meals is designed to give customers more choice through the rest of the day.
Hannah Dolan, head of food development at Pret, said: “Our team of chefs have taken inspiration from all over the world for this new menu and have worked incredibly hard to perfect each and every ingredient – from flavoursome roasted mushrooms, to our own gluten-free bread, which we honestly believe is one of the best out there right now.”