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Pret A Manger to create 500 new UK jobs

Pret A Manger is creating 1,000 new jobs, 500 of them in Britain, after a jump in profits.

Sales at the sandwich chain last year rose 17% from £377 million to £443 million.

The biggest growth abroad has been in the USA, two in Hong Kong and France.

This year Pret A Manger is planning to open fifty new shops Credit: Press Association