Pret A Manger to open up to 20 cafés in Ireland

By Katy Thornton

April 12, 2022 at 9:14am


The coffee and sandwich chain will create up to 500 jobs with the expansion.


Coffee and sambo chain Pret A Manger has announced an expansion plan across Ireland, which begins as early as summer 2022 as they prepare to open on Dawson Street in Dublin. This café alone will lead to 25 job opportunities.

According to RTÉ News, Pret CEO Pano Christou says this of the expansion:

"There has long been demand from our neighbours on the island of Ireland to bring Pret’s freshly prepared food and organic coffee, and now with the backing of Carebrook Partnership Ltd we’re able to do so."

Pret A Manger, Hong Kong


This comes on the back of Pret announcing they hoped to double their business in the next five years. Carebrook Partnership Ltd will facilitate Pret's expansion into Ireland and Northern Ireland; CEO Gerard Loughran (Nenagh born) expressed his long-term hope for Pret to enter the Irish market.

"Having grown up in Tipperary, and with more than two decades of experience in the hospitality and food industry, I’ve always wanted to bring Pret to Ireland and Northern Ireland, so I’m delighted that this will soon become a reality alongside my co-owner Ray, who has great connections and links to the food sector in Dublin with 25 years’ experience."

With plans to open 20 shops in Ireland, Pret will create up to 500 jobs in the Irish market.

Pret can already be found in the UK, US, France, Hong Kong, Dubai, Switzerland, Brussels, Germany, and Singapore.


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