Pret a Manger, a London-based grab-and-go chain with three local outposts, is looking to expand all over the Boston area, Boston Restaurant Talk reports via Banker and Tradesman. There could be up to a dozen new locations in Boston and Cambridge within the next five years, opening at a "measured, yet aggressive pace" of about three a year; the next one will open on Arch Street in Downtown Crossing. There are currently a couple in Back Bay and one in the Financial District.
As the name suggests en français, Pret a Manger specializes in "ready to eat" light breakfasts and lunches like sandwiches and salads. The company makes a point of "avoiding preservatives and obscure chemicals," and locally, it partners with The Boston Rescue Mission to donate extra food.
· Pret a Manger to open in Boston's Downtown Crossing [BRT]
· Pret a Manger plans major Boston, Cambridge expansion [B&T]
· All coverage of Pret a Manger on Eater [~EBOS~]