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Pret A Manger (UK) Signs Franchise Agreement for US

28 Aug 2017 - Pret A Manger has signed its first franchise agreement in the U.S., which will bring its first university shops to the country.The company will open two shops Sunday at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, followed by one at the University of Chicago on Sept. 14, according to a company press release.

The units are in partnership with Bon Appetit Management Company, an on-site restaurant company operating more than 1,000 cafes in 33 states for corporations, universities and museums, as well as public restaurants.

"Choosing the right partners is important for Pret and we really admire Bon Appetit's values and operational strengths," Jo Brett, Pret's U.S. president, said in the release. "Our menu of freshly made food to go is perfect for students juggling a busy academic lifestyle, and I'm sure our organic coffee will also be very popular on campus."

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