Autogrill, parent company of HMSHost Corp., has signed a deal with Pret a Manger to open locations in airports in North America and railway stations in Europe.
The North American openings will be managed through HMSHost, while HMSHost International will run the European operations.
“This agreement with Pret enables us to bring one of the world’s most successful brands into more airports and train stations,” says Ezio Balarini, chief marketing officer for Autogrill. “This will contribute to enriching our portfolio of over 300 brands with a one-of-a-kind offering.”
The first Pret location will open in Copenhagen (CPH) in 2018, followed by second opening in The Netherlands.
“Pret’s menu of freshly made, nutritious food to go is perfect for busy travelers,” says Michael Haley, Pret partnership director. “We’re already present in numerous transport hubs in the UK, France, Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore. The partnership with Autogrill will enable us to open new shops in major North American airports, as well as in Denmark and The Netherlands.”