Get to Know Pret A Manger, the Sandwich Shop That Got Jollibee Buzzing

Could they be coming to the Philippines?

( Jollibee stirred up some buzz today when news circulated that the fast-service chain could be taking over British sandwich shop Pret A Manger. While both Jollibee Foods Corporation and Pret A Manger have yet to officially comment on the matter, Reuters reports that the two are currently engaged in private talks, with Jollibee's offer potentially amounting to over a billion US dollars.


Well, a non-business-savvy person might ask, what does this all mean? There's a possibility that Jollibee could bring Pret A Manger to the Philippines, adding to the latter's long list of global branches. But before they do, let's get to know the sandwich chain that got Jollibee abuzz.


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Pret A Manger is a quick-service cafe that's ubiquitous in the UK, known for being a place to grab a quick sandwich for lunch or mid-afternoon coffee break.

According to Pret A Manger's official website, the sandwich company boasts their "100% Arabica beans," naturally grown in rainforests without pesticides. They also work closely with farmers, not only providing them with livelihood, but also education on best farming practices. 



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Pret A Manger takes the freshness of their food seriously.

Pret A Manger prides itself in serving sandwiches and salads that are freshly made every day, with their unsold food offered to charity at the end of the day instead of resold. In fact...


You can see what goes in each Pret A Manger meal through their website.

If you need further proof that Pret A Manger takes freshness seriously, a quick browse on their online menu reveals the ingredients that goes in each meal. You can also get complete nutritional info and calorie count for each dish, which is perfect if you're diet-conscious.

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Pret A Manger's menu revolves around sandwiches, wraps, soup, and salads.

If/when Pret A Manger opens in the Philippines, it looks like they could be a hit with the office crowd or just anyone in need of a quick meal on-the-go. Their menu includes classic sandwich fillings like Smoked Ham and Egg or Chicken Salad, as well as more novel offerings like Balsamic Chicken & Avocado. Pret A Manger also carries a pretty varied soup selection, from Miso Soup to Tomato and Feta.



Pret A Manger is all over the globe.

While Pret A Manger started in the United Kingdom in 1986, they've since expanded to over 350 branches in the United States, France, China, Hong Kong, Dubai, and more. Could the Philippines be next?


For more information, log on to Pret A Manger's official website.

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