Fallen Stars – On the House! Would you like some Sweet-talk with that?





After my “IMAGINARY but Honest Interview with Pret” in the summer, I’d like to add to that an “IMAGINARY but (equally) Honest Project in Pret”:


The Fallen Stars of Pret A Manger which is their true “labelling commitment”


… or how about some nutty fruitcakes with “natural” labels like this? I certainly survived a near fatal reaction to these:


Right Thing Naturally


Freshly prepared in kitchens where they handle allergens … so eat responsibly as it is solely your and shop staff’s responsibility to find out what is in the products.

Just a few of the fun games with the colourful labels. It’s also called “Pret A Guess The Product”. The winner gets a cheap coffee on the house with the wrong milk of course.


2018-10-29 Dairy vs Soya



Rules: none, you just get fired or killed at your own fault.

Playing Fields:

The Hot Chef’s playing field where they “play” so fast under immense pressure in tiny work spaces that it turns into fun having to figure out which surprise is in a soup cup… After all, they love to play Russian Roulette.


2018-11-11 Tiny HFC area



The Customer’s Playing Field

2018-11-09 Meaty Porridge


2018-10-23 Gherkin in Croiss



2018-10-24 Soup incidence



2018-10-29 Meat Mac instead of Veg



The winner is ALWAYS the customer risking their lives and health. And the “Fallen Stars” just disappear as quickly as they came, if the blaming game on them is successful.


To concentrate on the project, this is about the Fallen Stars that they don’t like to advertise, like they do with the “Rising Stars” that really help PR[et]. They don’t want to integrate former homeless people into shop teams as the harsh work environment would turn them also into Fallen Stars (again!).

But for the sake of the ever so Pret-onizing labelling commitment (by the way, CEO Clive Schlee labeled me his “late night girl” after the trauma Pret put me through… but that story is spread like butter on my website and can fill a dozen books).

CAUTION: There is nothing gluten free, dairy free, nut free on my side, just the blank ingredients loaded with calories of the reality on how I survived Pret A Manger. Read responsibly.


So, who are the “Fallen Stars”?

Here are the winners, who after they won their spot on the streets, go to places where Pret never tread before:


Pret A Marley shot the Sheriff and plenty of Deputies!


Pret A Marley shot the Sheriff



2018-11-01 Go back to UK



Horrible Company Pret



2018-07-06 Head Office PR



2018-10-21 #61 Slaves Company


2018-11-01 Funeral



2012-07-23 Ex GM



2018-07-23 Quote #27 Pret Hellhole



2018-10-15 No pay for 4 weeks1


2018-10-20 Staff cry



2018-09-16 Re Emily to Pret



2018-09-30 My Tweet on death suicide



And many, many, many more of the wonderful Fallen Stars who “really matter”, those struggling Poets who tell it like it is, the true Captains some who were thrown over board, each with their own genre, shortened in Quotes of the Day.



And Pret’s “Plastic Pledge” will be the next project that will be covered. Watch this space!



2018-10-30 Plastic Cover




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