Yesterday we caught workers putting up signs for Pret A Manger, the London based salad & sandwich shop, at 1155 F St NW (corner of 11th & F). The first of these stores opened in DC in January of 2009, and just a year later it looks like PQ is about to get one too. McDonald’s at one time owned a 33% stake in this chain (which is now owned by the private equity group Bridgepoint), so it should have good staying power in our high rent neighborhood. If that’s not enough to whet your appetite you can check out the menu as well.
While we still miss the Popeyes that used to be in that location, it’s nice to have fewer empty storefronts. We’re curious to see if the store has weekend hours, or if it will only cater to the weekday crowd.