Pret A Manger to open Leeds store for delivery and takeaway

Pret A Manger has announced it plans to reopen the Leeds store.

Sunday, 10th May 2020, 11:45 am
Pret A Manger has announced it plans to reopen the Leeds store for delivery and takeaway from Monday, May 11,

The sandwich and coffe shop will be open for delivery and takeaway from Monday, May 11,

In a blog post addressed to customers, Pret chief executive Pano Christou said: "It's been fantastic to see so many of you respecting the changes we've made, and we're extremely grateful for your ongoing support.

"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)."

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There are four Prets in Leeds - one on Infirmary Street, one in the Victoria Gate, one on Bond Street and one in Leeds Station.

The one inside the Trinity Centre closed last year.

As part of its phased reopenings, Pret has introduced a range of safety measures for both customers and staff.

Each shop will be fitted with Perspex screens at the tills, while restrictions will be in place on the number of customers allowed in the stores.

Mr Christou said customers will be provided with hand sanitiser, while members of staff will be offered face coverings.

Members of staff in branches due to reopen have undergone a "thorough interview to ensure that they are fit to return to work", Pret said, while those living with anyone who is vulnerable will not be permitted to return.

Stores will run at reduced hours while customers will be made to queue two metres apart.

The high street chain said it is also widening its distribution of unsold food to homeless charities.