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Pret Returns to Profitability as Suburban Shops Boost Sales

  • End of lockdown and more people returning to work helped chain
  • Pret launching affordable menu as UK inflation crisis bites
Pret revenue across the UK surpassed pre-pandemic levels in 2019 for the first time in May.

Pret revenue across the UK surpassed pre-pandemic levels in 2019 for the first time in May.

Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

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Pret A Manger Ltd. is profitable again after Britons resumed eating out as they returned to offices post-lockdown and a strategy to expand sandwich stores to suburbs began to pay off.