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Pret A Manger to Expand Into India With Ambanis’ Reliance Brands

  • Pact is ‘most ambitious’ global franchise partnership for Pret
  • Openings will start with major Indian cities, travel hubs
Inside A Pret A Manager Ltd. Store As Food Chain Is Concerned About Brexit
Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Pret A Manger Ltd. plans to expand into India via an agreement with Reliance Brands Ltd., in what the UK sandwich chain described as its “most ambitious global franchise partnership.” 

Reliance Brands, part of the Mukesh Ambani family’s oil-to-telecoms conglomerate, will launch and build the Pret brand in India, according to an emailed statement from the companies. As many as 100 Pret shops are expected to open in India over the next five years, with about 10 stores planned in the first year in major cities and travel hubs.