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These 13 brands have controversial, dark origins

A number of well-known brands have controversial links to World War II and the Holocaust, and some have taken action to make amends.

The massive company that owns Panera Bread, Krispy Kreme, and Pret a Manger is buying another sandwich chain

On Wednesday, Pret A Manger announced it has reached an agreement to acquire British sandwich chain EAT.
Natasha Ednan-Laperouse's brother, father Nadim, and mother Tanya.

A 15-year-old’s horrific death from an allergic reaction prompted Pret a Manger to completely change how they label food

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse died shortly after eating Pret A Manger's baguette sandwich, which contained sesame, to which she was allergic but wasn't labeled on the product package. The chain said on Wednesday that it will start labeling all its ingredients and allergens on products from November.
A screengrab of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse on the flight to Nice, France, shortly before she died of an allergic reaction.

The mother of a girl who died from an allergic reaction to a Pret A Manger baguette described hearing her child’s last moments over the phone

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse died from an anaphylactic shock after eating a Pret A Manger sandwich that had sesame seeds, to which she was allergic. Her mother, Tanya, said she told her daughter on the phone: "Tashi, I love you so much, darling. I'll be with you soon. I'll be with you."
A screengrab of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse on the flight to Nice, France, shortly before she died of an allergic reaction.

Pret A Manger has been blamed for ‘inadequate’ allergen warnings after a 15-year-old died from a fatal reaction to a baguette

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse died of an anaphylactic shock on a plane from London to Nice in 2016 after eating a Pret A Manger sandwich that contained sesame, to which she was allergic but was not labeled on the packaging. A coroner in London said the store's labels were "inadequate."
An avocado, olive, and tomato baguette at Pret A Manger — similar to the sandwich that killed Natasha Ednan-Laperouse in 2016.

Pret A Manger was warned 6 times about its bread before a 15-year-old girl died after eating a baguette

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, 15, died after eating a Pret A Manger baguette that failed to list sesame seeds, which she was allergic to, as an ingredient. The BBC reported that an inquest in the UK heard that the chain had received complaints of nine sesame-related allergy incidents in 2015.
Pret A Manger is giving workers a bonus

Sandwich chain Pret A Manger is giving out $1,300 bonuses to all its workers after a $2 billion deal

Pret A Manger announced its acquisition by the investment firm JAB — which also owns Panera and Krispy Kreme — on Tuesday. Every worker on Pret A Manger's payroll will receive a $1,300 bonus when the deal closes.

The ‘McDonald’s of the Philippines’ is reportedly plotting a $1 billion deal that would make it a major player in the global fast-fo...

Filipino fast-food behemoth Jollibee may be considering buying Pret A Manger in its quest for global domination.

7 chains that will dominate the restaurant industry in 2017

Experts say these seven restaurant chains, including Chipotle, Pret a Manger, and Sweetgreen, are poised for an explosive 2017.