UK sandwich and cafe chain Pret A Manger has opened four stores at Zurich Airport, its first shops in Switzerland.

The openings are the result of its partnership with food and drink travel operator SSP Group and Flughafen Zürich the operator of Zurich Airport.

The four Pret stores are located at airside in Gates B, D and E, as well as land-side in the Airport Shopping area at Zurich Airport.

Flughafen Zürich chief commercial officer Stefan Gross said: “Zurich Airport is not only an international travel hub, but it is also a one-of-a-kind culinary destination.

“Travelers can discover a variety of flavours from around the world. Pret perfectly meets the demands of our customers and will entice them with delicious, freshly prepared sandwiches, salads and more in four shops.”

SSP DACH and FRABEL CEO Dr. Oliver Dorschuck said: “We are proud to bring Pret an expert for freshly prepared food, to Zurich airport.

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“Pret is a strong international partner for us and well received by customers around the world. We’re looking forward to providing travellers at Zurich airport with a range of delicious dishes and organic coffees that can be enjoyed when on the go.”

The new locations will offer Pret’s classic menu including sandwiches, protein-based salads, colourful wraps, baguettes, croissants and sweet treats alongside juices, smoothies, organic coffees and teas.The menu will include a range of veggie, vegan and meat dishes, alongside breakfast, lunch and evening options.

The sandwich chain will use ‘carefully sourced ingredients’ to make its food in a dedicated Pret kitchen located at the airport.

Pret partnerships managing director Michael Haley said: “Opening shops in Switzerland with our partner SSP is a new step for Pret and one we’re excited to explore.

“We’re looking forward to meeting our new customers and working with a variety of local suppliers to bring our menu of freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, hot dishes and organic coffees to Zurich Airport.”

In May this year, the sandwich and cafe chain partnered with national railway company SNCB/NMBS and SSP to open two restaurants at Brussels Midi Station and Brussels Central Station this year.