Pret A Manger to reopen 204 more UK stores for takeaway in June

Sandwich and coffee shop chain will reopen in Newcastle, Liverpool and Bath

  
A graffiti artist sprays paint onto the boarded store front of Pret a Manager ahead of Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 24, 2019.

A graffiti artist sprays paint onto the boarded store front of Pret a Manager ahead of Notting Hill Carnival in London, Britain August 24, 2019.

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LONDON: Sandwich and coffee shop chain Pret A Manger will reopen a further 204 shops across Britain for takeaway and delivery on June 1 as England's lockdown is eased, its chief executive said on Thursday.

"I'm very pleased to announce that on Monday 1st June we will reopen a further 204 Pret shops across the UK for takeaway and delivery, including in Newcastle, Liverpool and Bath," Chief Executive Pano Christou said in a message to customers.

"This will bring our total number of reopened shops to over 300."

(Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Kate Holton) ((alistair.smout@thomsonreuters.com; +44 207 542 7064; Reuters Messaging: alistair.smout.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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