Coffee chain Pret a Manger is to introduce self-serve coffee machines into convenience stores and forecourts.
The Pret Express machines will have up to 21 coffee and tea recipes, competing with Costa, which has already installed Express machines across convenience.
Customers will be able to purchase drinks through contactless payments. The machines will be installed in locations in which Pret is unable to open a store.
Pret UK trading director Guy Meakin said: “This is new territory for Pret, which will allow more people across the UK to enjoy Pret’s organic coffee and tea on the go, in places where there isn’t space to set up a Pret shop.
“Pret Express will give people a coffee boost at the touch of a button.”
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