UK coffee chain Pret a Manger to open in Dublin
UK sandwich maker Pret a Manger is making its first foray into the Irish market with a new shop in Dublin.
The chain plans to open its first Irish shop in the old Starbucks cafe on Dawson Street in the capital, according to the Sunday Times.
Pret a Manger put plans to launch its chain in the Republic on hold in 2020 after the Covid-19 outbreak.
Lockdowns that forced workers out of jobs or to stay at home have led to the group closing 39 outlets in Britain, laying off more than 3,700 of its own staff.
Last year the company announced plans to spend almost €120 million on doubling in size by 2026.