PRET has defended the price of their food after one of their sandwiches turned out to cost more in Reading than in London.
Usually when it comes to eating out in the capital, you expect to pay more because the cost of living is more expensive.
For a single person, the cost of living in London rises to £ 2,892 a month.
By comparison, a person’s estimated monthly cost in Reading is £ 742 without rent. London is 118.3% more expensive than Reading.
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As such, a resident believes residents are ‘being skinned’ at Pret in Reading after the same sandwich cost more at the branch in The Oracle than that at Paddington Station.
He called the restaurant chain on Twitter for the differences in price.
He claims he paid 40p more for his Classic Super Club in The Oracle than the one at Paddington Station.
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He said: “Why does a Classic Super Club sandwich cost £ 4.25 in your stores in Reading but only £ 3.85 at Paddington station? I’m aware there will be variations but 40p! Customers in Reading are being skinned . ”
In response to his tweet, Pret explained why prices vary in their stores across the country.
They said: “We never make the decision to raise our prices easily, but higher operating costs mean we sometimes have to raise our prices.
“We feel we are still at competitive prices while offering excellent value for money with fresh food, high quality ingredients and great service.”