Coronavirus: Pret A Manger to reopen 200 more shops after lockdown

Derrick Santistevan

Pret A Manger will reopen more than 200 shops for takeaway and shipment from 1 June, following the coronavirus lockdown.

It suggests the sandwich and coffee chain will have more than 300 stores trading by next month.

A series of coronavirus safety procedures have actually been presented in the shops consisting of protective transparent screens, limited client numbers, social distancing in cooking areas and additional cleansing.

The shops will just be open for takeaway and shipment

Towns and cities where the outlets will be resuming for the first time because the COVID-19 crisis consist of Bath, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Exeter and Liverpool.

All the stores were at first shut, consisting of for shipment and takeaway, with executives stating they desired to secure personnel.

With workplaces and travelling centres empty, much of the websites would have likewise been deserted.

The business is anticipated to take a look at other sources of profits while office personnel work from home.

Competitors consisting of McDonald’s, Nando’s and Greggs have actually currently exposed strategies to welcome back clients at first through shipments, takeaways and drive- thru services.

To ensure social distancing for personnel in Pret cooking areas, each website will provide a restricted menu, including its club sandwich, tuna baguette and chicken salad, the business stated.

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Pret will likewise offer macaroni cheese, soups and risottos for clients to heat at home.

It follows a comparable relocation to start selling coffee beans direct to customers though Amazon.

Orders for shipment can be made through Deliveroo, Simply Consume and UberEats depending upon the store’s area, the business added.

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