Pret A Manger has announced the opening of its first shop in Northern Ireland later this year, creating 20 new jobs in the city.
“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,” says Pret A Manger UK and Ireland Managing Director Clare Clough. “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.”
The new shop will be located on Belfast’s Donegall Square West. The shop will be the fourth Pret has opened on the island, with three having been introduced in the Republic of Ireland in the last 18 months.
Pret is looking to recruit in a number of roles, including team members, managers, and baristas. Staff will also have access to a benefits package which includes free food and drink while on shift, as well as a discounts portal.
“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,” says Carebrook Partnership Chief Executive Gerard Loughran. “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”.
With this newest addition, Pret now operates in 15 markets on three continents and expects to have over 700 shops worldwide by the end of 2023.