Pret A Manger has known as in professionals to assist overhaul its fast-food business design as its primary client base of commuters stays working from home.

Pret, possessed by JAB Holdings, said it had asked Alvarez & Marsal and CWM to advise on an extensive transformation plan that will prepare it for new retail environment".

the federal government last week-end stated non-essential retail would beallowed to start in mid-June, adding to outlets already investing like supermarkets and bicycle shops, but continued social distancing is anticipated to possess a consistent effect on business.

In April, Pret began immediate talks with banking institutions foran 100m loanin purchase allowing the business to develop services and systems for a lifetime following the pandemic, in accordance with Pret's leader Pano Christou.

The chain has already started selling food alongside its snacks and beverages, and launched a range of coffee on Amazon this month.

JAB additionally owns the usa system Panera Bread, which has similarly shifted its business model toward food and web food product sales.

Reduced footfall, along with large local rental costs, have placed substantial force on our company, stated Mr Christou. We're piecing together a definite plan to deal with these problems and so are currently making great development, with over 300 shops ready to go once more at the time of a few weeks.