Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
UK, other countries
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
21 April 2013
Employment effect (start)
21 April 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


Food service chain Pret A Manger has recently announced plans to create 1,000 new jobs worldwide by the end of 2013. Out of these 1,000 positions, more than 500 will be created in the UK, where the majority of stores (323) are located (Pret A Manger-UK2013). The sandwich chain has recently launched a school-leavers’ programme aiming to increase the number of British workers. For a previously announced business expansions see Pret A Manger-UK2012.


  • 21 April 2013: The Guardian
  • 22 April 2013: BBC News
  • 22 April 2013: The Telegraph


Eurofound (2013), Pret A Manger, Business expansion in World, factsheet number 75259, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75259.