London-based sandwich chain Pret A Manger came out of the gate rapidly after gaining a toehold in New York in 2000. With the backing of McDonald’s Corp. — which initially owned a stake in the U.S. branch of the business — Pret A Manger US opened 16 shops in New York in just a couple of years. However, Pret, with its innovative premade sandwich concept, failed to catch on with New Yorkers, and the brand was forced to shutter six stores. At that point, Pret retrenched, ...
Register to view this article
It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.
Registering allows you to unlock a portion of our premium online content. You can access more in-depth stories and analysis, as well as news not found on any other website or any other media outlet. You also get free eNewsletters, blogs, real-time polls, archives and more.
Attention Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to NRN we ask that you register now.We promise it will only take a few minutes!
Questions about your account or how to access content?