Pret trials self-serve coffee kiosks

Pret a Manger is trialling self-serve coffee kiosks that will be rolled out to convenience stores, forecourts, hospitals, and workplaces.

‘Pret Express’ aims to rival Costa’s in-store kiosk offering and take advantage of new working and commuting patterns following Covid.

Guy Meakin, Pret’s UK Trading Director, said: “This is new territory for Pret, which will allow more people across the country to enjoy Pret’s organic coffee and tea on-the-go, in places where there isn’t the right space to set up a new Pret shop.”

Kiosks will be rolled out in 20 outlets in the next 12 months, Pret said.

Pret also recently unveiled plans to open 200 more shops across the UK over the next two years. Many of the new shops will be located in transport hubs and motorway service stations, further building on Pret’s existing partnership with independent forecourt operator MFG and motorway services operator Moto.