Pret A Manger’s Coffee Subscription Was Inspired By Fellow JAB Holding Chain Panera

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Pret a Manger reopened its doors in May, but it’s still searching for ways to keep its business afloat amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

In September, Pret a Manger announced that it would be debuting a new subscription service, called Pret’s YourPret Barista that would allow customers in the UK to receive as many as five barista drinks per day for $26.60 (£20) each month.

The coffee subscription idea originated from Panera Bread. Pret A Manger and Panera are both owned by JAB Holding, and according to The New York Times, the CEOs of JAB Holding companies have a WhatsApp chat to discuss ideas.

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