If there was ever a reason to paste a smile on your face as you grab your morning coffee fix, then this is it. Pret A Manger chief executive Clive Schlee has revealed the secret behind bagging yourself a free Pret coffee. Rather than faff about with loyalty cards, he’s instructed staff to give out a certain amount of free hot drinks and food each week and it’s basically their prerogative as to who gets the freebies. The Pret boss suggested that staff might choose someone because they like their face/tie/bike – so it’s really a game of chance but one well worth playing. So next time you’re about to hand over your precious pennies to Pret, try turning on the charm and see if you can get that latte on the house.
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