British Sandwich and Coffee Chain to Come to SoCal

Pret A Manger will soon land in Los Angeles
British Sandwich and Coffee Chain to Come to SoCal
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Pret A Manger, a British eatery with over 550 stores globally, has plans to debut at least 40 locations across Southern California. 

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In partnership with franchisee Dallas Holdings, Pret will soon come to Los Angeles, OC, and San Diego. 

As initially reported by Eater, “the first SoCal cafe should open by Summer 2023.” 

Dallas Holdings is a bi-national entity set up to acquire and open new businesses in the coffee & QSR space. Currently, they operate a collection of Pret’s UK locations and will soon build upon Pret’s 44 existing NY locations with a Hudson Yards store. 

“We are extremely excited about bringing the Pret brand to the Southern California market, whilst also adding to Pret’s own strong New York network,” says Shane Thakrar, President & CEO of Dallas Holdings.

“We feel California is a great new market for Pret, with many strong initial locations across Los Angeles and Orange County planned for our launch. We look forward to growing our partnership with Pret, and of course, welcoming our new teams and customer into our shops.”

Pret A Manger — which is French for “ready to eat” — was opened in London in 1986. Since then, the company has become known for its freshly made takeaway food and organic coffee. What’s more, Pret emphasizes sustainability in its business model, making its food in-house and donating unsold fare to food rescue partners at the end of every day.

This article will be updated as additional specifics become available. 

Amanda Peukert

Amanda Peukert is a Los Angeles-based writer with a love for tattoos, music, food, and film. She received her BA and MFA in creative writing from California State University, Long Beach. Her work has appeared in/on SPIN, LA Taco, Tattoodo, Skin Deep, and Tattoo Energy. When she’s not writing, you can catch her listening to Alice in Chains and Tupac, or watching movies like The Crow and Halloween while eating tacos and drinking a cold beer.
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