Here’s an interesting tidbit of news, folks. A&W is bringing Pret A Manger to Vancouver in an unexpected partnership between the two brands. This summer, a two-year pilot program will be introduced at A&W to familiarize Canadians with the UK-based brand and its menu offerings. Name a more unlikely duo….we’ll wait.

ICYMI, Pret A Manger is a UK-based chain serving freshly made pastries, sandwiches, salads, and organic coffees. The original 1986 shop in London has now evolved into over 550 Pret locations around the globe. Talk about a come-up!

According to A&W Canada, they’re introducing the brand as part of a trial run slated for A&W locations across Canada, and Vancouver will be their guinea pig.

 

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“I’m excited to confirm that Pret will be coming to customers in Canada this summer through our franchisee agreement with A&W. We know Canadians have long been calling for Pret in their community. Thanks to this new partnership, we’re finally able to bring our freshly made food and 100% organic coffee to Canada as part of a two-year trial,” Pano Christou, Chief Executive Officer at Pret A Manger.

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What can customers expect? Participating A&W restaurants will launch a select Pret menu with sandwiches, coffees, and other eats in the second quarter of 2022. AKA – the end of this month if we’re lucky!

The exact launch date is still under wraps, but we’ve got our eye on Pret’s socials.

 

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If successful, A&W Food Services will expand the Trial Phase and Pret brand across Canada through even more offerings. Canada is Pret’s oyster.

So, whether you stick with your go-to A&W order or mix it up with a Pret Aubergine Parmigiana or Pesto Pasta Salad Box – you’ll have plenty of tasty options to choose from soon enough.

That’s all for now, Vancouver. We’ll check back in regarding the program’s launch when more deets are announced!