Pret A Manger partners with Just Eat and UberEats to expand delivery

By James McAllister

- Last updated on GMT

Pret A Manger partners with Just Eat and UberEats to expand delivery

Related tags: Pret a manger, delivery, Coronavirus

Pret A Manger has expanded its delivery reach by partnering with both Just Eat and UberEats.

The sandwich chain had previously only been available for delivery via Deliveroo, under a partnership that was announced in July last year.

However, it is now available across all three platforms. 

As well as a selection of sandwiches, salads and snacks, customers are able to order a variety of essential grocery items including milk, butter, and tea.

Last week Pret reopened 10 of its London stores​, having temporarily closed them all last month as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.  

Serving limited menus, all 10 sites were chosen because of their proximity to hospitals in the capital, and include locations in Vauxhall; Bloomsbury; Tooting; South Kensington; and Fitzrovia.

In total 160 furloughed staff members have volunteered to run the stores.

Yesterday (23 April), it was reported by The Financial Times​ that Pret is seeking a “€100m urgent loan from global banks” to navigate it through the Covid-19 pandemic. 

According to CEO Pano Christou, the company, which has more than 500 UK sites, has enough cash to see it through the current lockdown, but needs funding for a “test and learn stage” to develop new systems and products for after the virus.

He told the FT​: “As a business coming out of this, we might look different, possibly smaller. I wish I could tell you in six months what size of Pret will be. What I can tell you is that Pret will still be there.”

He added that Pret had not attempted to access any government loan schemes.

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