Grupo Ibersol, (Euronext Lisbon IBERSOL, SGPS) a multi-brand organized restaurant group with a presence in Portugal, Spain, and Angola, has announced the opening of the first Pret A Manger (Pret) restaurant in Spain.
The British chain of organic sandwiches and cafes, founded over 30 years ago in London, is making its debut in Barcelona with a new restaurant at the Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport, aiming to become one of the benchmarks in organized catering in the Spanish market.
With this initial opening, Grupo Ibersol launches its strategic plan to expand the Pret A Manger brand in the Iberian Peninsula. The goal is to establish a strong network of Pret A Manger restaurants in Commercial Catering, with a presence in major cities, significant commercial hubs, and the Travel channel through airports and railway stations with the highest traffic in Spain and Portugal.
Pret A Manger arrives in Barcelona with a large establishment located in the Arrival Land Zone of Terminal 2B at the Barcelona airport. This restaurant will be directly operated by Grupo Ibersol’s Travel division.
The new restaurant covers an area of over 530 m2 and can accommodate 160 diners. Customers can enjoy a diverse gastronomic offering, including a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, fresh wraps, and hot dishes with various recipes suitable for vegetarians and vegans. These items are prepared daily in their own kitchens using high-quality, carefully selected ingredients.
Additionally, Pret A Manger offers a variety of organic coffee drinks prepared by their expert baristas (latte, cappuccino, mocha, etc.), both hot and cold, as well as organic teas served with milk or plant-based alternatives.
“We are very pleased to announce the first opening of Pret A Manger in our country, one of the leaders in global catering. This marks a significant milestone for the company as we begin the brand development plan in the Iberian Peninsula, aiming to open 70 establishments in Spain and Portugal in the next decade and position it as one of the major and fastest-growing references in the sector,” stated Dr. Alberto Teixeira, President of Grupo Ibersol.
Pret’s growth in Europe is underway, and we are delighted to bring our freshly made products and organic coffee to even more people throughout the region. Opening our first Pret A Manger in Spain is another great moment for Pret and something that personally excites me. Ibersol is the perfect partner to help us introduce the Pret experience to the people of Barcelona first and then to the rest of Spain and Portugal,” said Pano Christou, CEO of Pret.
Currently, Pret A Manger has over 660 establishments in fifteen markets, including key European markets such as France, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Italy, as well as the UK, Ireland, the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Kuwait, Canada, and India.
Grupo Ibersol (Euronext Lisbon IBERSOL, SGPS) is a multi-brand organized restaurant group with a presence in Portugal, Spain, and Angola. Grupo Ibersol (Euronext Lisbon IBERSOL, SGPS) is one of the leading catering operators on the Iberian Peninsula. It manages its own brands such as Pans & Company, Ribs, Santamaría o FrescCo, as well as licenses for Pizza Hut, KFC, Taco Bell, in addition to the aforementioned Pret A Manger.
Pret A Manger
Pret A Manger is a chain of organic sandwiches and coffee commonly known as “Pret,” headquartered in the United Kingdom. The first store opened in London in 1986. Pret’s sandwiches, salads, and wraps are prepared daily in store kitchens with high-quality ingredients, and all coffees are 100% Arabica and organic. Pret currently operates over 660 stores and has a presence in the UK, Ireland, the US, Hong Kong, France, Dubai, Kuwait, India, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Singapore, Germany, Canada, and Italy.