Pret A Manger to open first shop in Northern Ireland later this year
British food-to-go chain, Pret A Manger has confirmed they will open their first shop in Northern Ireland later this year.
The new store will be located at 11 Donegall Square West in Belfast and will create 20 new jobs in the city.
It will be operated by its longstanding franchise partner, Carebrook Partnership Ltd and represents their fourth shop on the island of Ireland, with three shops already located in Dublin.
The latest opening continues Pret’s mission to bring its freshly made food and organic coffee to more people around the world, including an ambition to open 20 shops across the island of Ireland in the next decade.
Opening later this year, locals and visitors to the new shop on Donegall Square West will soon be able to enjoy Pret’s extensive menu. The company is also looking to recruit in a number of roles, including team members, managers and baristas.
Staff can earn up to £12.30 per hour depending on role, location, experience and bonus inclusion. They will also have access to a benefits package, which includes free food and drink while on shift, as well as a discounts portal.
Clare Clough, UK & Ireland Managing Director at Pret A Manger, said: “We’re delighted to be opening Pret’s first-ever shop in Northern Ireland as part of our ambitious plans to bring Pret to more people.
“We’ve long heard that Belfast locals and visitors would love to have a Pret, so we can’t wait to welcome them to our new shop right in the heart of the city with our longstanding franchise partner Carebrook, who has had much success operating Pret shops in the UK and on the island of Ireland.”
Gerard Loughran, Chief Executive at the Carebrook Partnership Ltd, added: “This new opening in Belfast is an important milestone for our partnership with Pret, and it’s fantastic to finally be bringing the Pret brand to Northern Ireland.
“The new shop will create 20 jobs in the city and we hope it can become a hotspot for locals and visitors alike. We’re excited to welcome our first customers later this year, where they can enjoy the freshly made food and coffee Pret is known for.”
In partnership with The Pret Foundation, Pret is on the look-out for local charities to donate surplus food to at the end of each day. Interested local charities should contact The Pret Foundation via Pret.FoundationUK@pret.com