Pret a Manger’s Mission is to ‘create handmade natural food avoiding obscure chemicals and preservatives’. It’s simple and product focused, and has been true of the company ever since the first store opened at 75B Victoria Street in London, in July 1986.
Pret’s Mission Statement has a strong influence on how they do business, including the company’s ‘kitchen in every store’ model and their distribution of unsold food to the homeless at the end of each day.
Pret builds its culture around three ‘Core Behaviours’ – passion, clear talking and team working. As they say on their website, ‘you can’t hire someone who can make sandwiches and teach them to be passionate. So we hire passionate people and teach them to make sandwiches’.
Read more: The Guardian