Sandwich and takeaway food chain Pret A Manger has revealed more details of its plans to open its first outlets in France. The company expects to sign leases in the coming weeks for two central Paris sites, one in La Defense and the other near the Champs Elysees, reports the Financial Times. The sites will offer more seating than in a typical London Pret, and offer a different range of products; for example, having a greater number of baguettes on sale. In March the company said it planned to open its first outlet in France in the centre of Paris later this year, with chief executive Clive Schlee describing the French capital as the “most Pret oriented of the cities in Europe” due to Parisians’ understanding of bread and other quality food. Pret ranked Paris as first choice destination for the company to expand on the Continent. It was followed by Madrid, Barcelona and Berlin respectively, although Schlee said the firm had no itention to expand there until it was sure the Paris sites had worked. The approach in France is set to differ from that in Britain, where the chain was laucnhed in the City before moving to a shopping district in London’s West End. Schlee told the FT that Pret, which is 52% owned by private equity group Bridgepoint, aims to increase sales by 15% a year, two-thirds of which should come from expansion and one-third from same-store sales.