Pret a Manger sees opportunity for 2,000-3,000 locations across the US, according to US president Jorrie Bruffett.

Speaking to Nation’s Restaurant News, Bruffett said the company aims to reach 300 US stores by 2028.

“In the long term, we see ourselves being 2-3,000-locations and having a strong presence across the country,” she said. “I really think there’s unlimited potential since soup, salads, sandwiches, and coffee appeals to everyone. I don’t think there’s really any limit there as far as appeal for fresh, great food and organic coffee.”

Earlier this month, Pret announced a joint venture with current franchisee Dallas International, which will open shops along the East Coast of the US as part of the food-to-go chain’s plans to triple the size of its US business over the next five years.

Under Dallas International, the brand will also be opening its first Los Angeles store as well as building out in suburban areas, with a focus on transport hubs.