Night time’s the right time for Pret trial
Pret A Manger, the high street sandwich chain, has said that its alcohol offer is “proving popular” in its evening trial site. In April the Strand Pret site in central London launched a Good Evenings concept, which sees it morph from day to night at 6pm each day. It then operates table service and an evening menu.Dishes selling well in the evenings include baked sweet potato wedges with polenta and spice and served with yoghurt mayo and chipotle ketchup. A chicken and bacon cobb salad with lemon & rosemary chicken, grilled bacon, Cashel Blue cheese, free-range eggs, avocado and mixed leaf salad with Pret’s Dijon dressing is also popular as well as cookies and cream – vanilla ice cream, honey crusted cashews, sweet and salt popcorn, chocolate chunk cookie, Belgian chocolate sauce and whipped cream.A spokesperson said: “Our wine, beer and Prosecco offerings are proving popular accompaniments too.”There are currently no plans to roll out the trial across further sites.Rival operator Starbucks launched a trial evening offer at its Stanstead airport site in February and also offers wines, beers and shareable meal choices.