THE BEST OF THE 80S...
Back when we started, mobile phones were massive (they had their own briefcases), Madonna was huge, and leotards were all the rage.
Most sandwich bars in London were low-quality and badly managed. Service was hit and miss, staff were unhappy, and the quality of ingredients was as questionable as the hairstyles. It was time for a sandwich revolution. Julian and Sinclair (our founders) didn’t have much of a business plan. But they decided to create the food they craved and couldn’t find anywhere else. They opened the first ever Pret shop in London, 75B Victoria Street, in 1986 with a promise of simple, delicious food served by friendly, motivated staff.
Much has changed since our very first shop (we’ve spread our wings and now have Pret shops around the world). But our food? It’s still made by hand every day, by people who really care – passionate people who get excited over the things that really matter, like a new cookie flavor or seasonal salad.