Definition of Pret a Manger from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Pret a Manger

; NAmE
(also Pret)
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any of a chain of sandwich shops started in London in 1986 by Julian Metcalfe and Sinclair Beecham, which sell sandwiches freshly made in the shops, as well as drinks and other snacks that customers can eat in the shop or take away. There are now Pret shops all over the UK as well as in the US, Hong Kong and Paris. The name, meaning 'ready to eat' is an adaptation of the French expression prêt à porter (ready to wear).