Pret A Manger announced the signing of an agreement with A&W Food Services of Canada for a two-year pilot of the Pret brand in Canada.

The agreement grants A&W Food Services master franchisor rights to Canada for Pret and will introduce the brand’s menu range in a select number of A&W restaurants, with the first location opening in Vancouver this summer.

A&W Food Services will have the exclusive right to expand Pret in Canada based on the success of the trial phase.

Pano Christou, CEO at Pret A Manger, said: “Last year, we set out our ambitions to expand into new markets and bring Pret to more people worldwide. I’m excited to confirm that Pret will be coming to customers in Canada this summer through our franchisee agreement with A&W.

“We know Canadians have long been calling for Pret in their community. Thanks to this new partnership, we’re finally able to bring our freshly made food and 100% organic coffee to Canada as part of a two-year trial.”