Pret A Manger, the London-based quick-serve restaurant and coffee shop, announced that Joseph Iazzetta was promoted to the role of vice president of store development. His responsibilities will include overseeing the company’s real estate ventures, in addition to his previous leadership responsibilities in shop design, construction, and facility functions. Iazzetta has been with the company since 2010.
Prior to joining Pret A Manger, Iazzetta spent nine years at Dunkin’ Donuts holding various leadership roles in construction, real estate, franchising, and franchise operations.
“Joe has had tremendous success in leading the Pret team through some outstanding renovations and new store openings,” says Rob Naylor, president of Pret A Manger U.S. “His previous development experience has positioned him well to take on the challenge of further growing our U.S. operations.”
Pret A Manger has 54 U.S. shops in New York, D.C., Chicago, and Boston. Pret is poised for continued growth and is actively scouting development opportunities in their current markets. Pret’s next shop opening will take place in December 2013 at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.