Pret A Manger reopening Leeds store for takeaway and delivery and 70 others nationwide

Sandwich chain Pret A Manger is reopening its Leeds store on Monday along with 70 others across the country.

Sunday, 10th May 2020, 9:59 am
Updated Sunday, 10th May 2020, 10:00 am
A man wearing PPE (personal protective equipment) passes customers queuing to enter a recently re-opened Pret-A-Manger shop which had originally closed-down due to the COVID-19 pandemic in London (Photo: TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images) Copyright: Getty Images

Pret A Manger stores reopening across the country. The sandwich chain is reopening 70 stores across the country - including in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester - for takeaway and delivery.

The chain said that each shop will be fitted with perspex screens at tills and the number of customers allowed in the shops will be restricted.

A spokesman for the stores said: "It’s been fantastic to see so many of you respecting the social distancing changes we’ve made in our reopened shops, and we’re extremely grateful for your support.

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"This has given us the confidence to reopen a further 71 shops for takeaway and delivery from Monday 11th May (including in Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds and Manchester).

"The Pret experience for both our customers and teams will continue to feel very different. For example, each shop will be fitted with Perspex screens at the tills, we will restrict the number of customers in our shops, we’ll provide hand sanitiser for customers, and face coverings to our Team Members who prefer to wear one.

"Gradually reopening our shops also means that we can work with more of our homeless charity partners across the UK, getting our unsold food to those who really need it.

"I want to say another very big thank you to our amazing teams who are coming back to work to make it all happen."

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