The first Pret a Manger store opened in Hampstead in 1984. It was situated opposite the Hampstead underground, which allowed it to benefit from a wealth of passing trade, while supplying commuters with ready to eat food for the journey. In fact, in the early years, Pret a Manger focused a lot of its advertising on the London Underground, keen to feed each and every commuter that passed by its store.
The store did well for a year and a half. However, there was a problem with the roof, which the local council were drafted in to fix. The ongoing repair work and the disruptions it brought caused a slump in profits and the store went into liquidation. It was purchased by a pair of friends, who opened a store near another popular London Underground station.
Pret a Manger is currently owned by Bridgepoint Capital, an investment company that owns businesses valued at more than £13 billion, including several brands valued at more than £1 billion. Some of their notable investments include beauty brand Molton Brown, Fat Face, Hobbycraft and Leeds Bradford Airport.
Pret a Manger on Secret Menus
There are some huge secret menus in sandwich chains. The Tim Hortons secret menu is a great example of his, as is the Potbelly secret menu. However, the fact that Pret a Manger is not a US brand, along with the fact that it is considerably smaller than many off its rivals, means it doesn’t have much in the way of a secret menu.
The Pret a Manger secret menu does exist though, and as with all secret menus on this site, we’re always working to update it. We’re in regular discussions with managers and servers, as well as countless customers, and this means that as soon as a new item becomes available, or as soon as a new secret is revealed, you will hear about it. Just pay a visit to our Pret a Manger secret menu page to learn about these items for yourself.
Pret a Manger is fast food prepared fresh. It is great tasting and for the most part it’s very healthy. Because of that, you could be forgiven for thinking that it would be expensive. But that’s not the case. In fact, Pret a Manger menu prices are very reasonable, and you can typically get a good meal for under $10.
The prices are not quite as cheap as what you will find on the Greggs menu, and $1 or $2 won’t get you as much here as it would there. But when you consider what you’re getting for your money, as well as the fact that many of their restaurants are in high-cost areas, Pret a Manger is very cheap. Most of their sandwiches cost just $3, and you will pay less than $1 more for a wrap or a salad.
To see all of the menu prices for yourself, click onto our Pret a Manger Menu Prices page.