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to think that Pret a Manger's tuna nicoise sandwich is a bit, well, wrong?

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LadyClariceCannockMonty Fri 10-Jun-11 14:49:30

Now don't get me wrong, I love Pret. I like the food and the staff and ignore the fact that they're partly owned by McDonalds BUT tuna nicoise is a fecking salad! It doesn't belong between two slices of bread.

grovel Fri 10-Jun-11 14:50:44


Hassled Fri 10-Jun-11 14:54:42

I pciked one up once and put it back down for those very reasons. You wouldn't have a potato salad sandwich, would you? Or a coleslaw sandwich? Let salads be salads, I say.

nomoreheels Fri 10-Jun-11 14:58:33

Oh, you get coleslaw sandwiches round 'ere... (manchester)

cybbo Fri 10-Jun-11 14:59:34

Sounds delicious to me. 2 of my favourite things tuna, and boiled eggy peggy's

AlfalfaMum Fri 10-Jun-11 15:00:13

yabu, I adore tuna nicoise sandwiches. Wish Pret would open a branch in Dublin sad

cybbo Fri 10-Jun-11 15:00:36

I saw once an Italian restaurant serving up a chicken breast with a fried egg on the top, which seemed a bit incestuous to me

lynniep Fri 10-Jun-11 15:00:52

I thought that today, about a prawn laksa sandwich they had in tesco ( I also thought the price of it was plain wrong)

fiorentina Fri 10-Jun-11 15:01:54

I'm sorry, but you are wrong. I love that sandwich, and am now sitting here dreaming of one...

cybbo Fri 10-Jun-11 15:03:29

I love Pret. The people who work there are so smiley. Well they are in my branch.

And I love the way they say how many calories in each thing.

And they give away their leftovers to charity at end of day

(and yes I know they are owned by Macdonalds)

GetOrf Fri 10-Jun-11 15:05:46

You should go to Asda in Gloucester.

Last time in there I saw such gems as a fishfinger sandwich (came compkete with sachet of tomato sauce) and chip butty.

I actually think a tuna nicoise salad sounds inspired.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Fri 10-Jun-11 15:06:34

lynnie, you ARE making that up about the prawn laksa sandwich aren't you?! Isn't a laksa a soup? How on earth does that work?
Oh God, just had a flashback to a discussion on here about lasagne sandwiches <heave>

cybbo, there is a Japanese dish called oyako don, which is a chicken and egg rice concoction. The translation is 'mother and child' grin

CatIsSleepy Fri 10-Jun-11 15:07:04

no opinion on the sarnie but grin @ eggy peggy's

CatIsSleepy Fri 10-Jun-11 15:09:38

i think if you're going to have fishfingers in a sandwich they have to be hot don't they? cold fishfingers are a bit grim

KnitterNotTwitter Fri 10-Jun-11 15:10:15

I make a chicken and egg salad and call it 'before and after' salad...

LadyClariceCannockMonty Fri 10-Jun-11 15:10:33

Yes, hot fishfingers or none at all.

DoubleMum Fri 10-Jun-11 15:17:27

I run a sandwich business and one of our best selling sandwiches & baguettes is tuna, cheese & red onion. Sounds odd, tastes delicious! We do a nicoise salad but not sure about transferring it to sandwich.

LucyGoose Fri 10-Jun-11 15:18:57

Lasagna sandwiches don't sound so bad.... You eat garlic bread with lasagna, might as well put it on the bread right?

MoreBeta Fri 10-Jun-11 15:20:19

I like Pret too. Best cafe chain on the High St. Tuna Nicoise sandwich is great - the Italian sandwich shops in London were doing it back in the 1980s and before.

Pret are not owned by McDonalds. The US part was 33% owned briefly by McDonalds until 2008 when it sold to Bridgepoint Capital (Private Equity). Bridgepoint also bought a majority stake in the whole Pret business but the original founders and management team are significant shareholders.

Who owns Pret A Manger?

Pret A Manger is a private company. After 25 years, founders Julian Metcalfe and Sinclair Beecham are still significant shareholders. The majority stake of the company was acquired by European equity firm Bridgepoint in 2008.

Bridgepoint was chosen as a partner to Pret because the Bridgepoint team shares both the Pret vision and understands the Pret culture. It really is business as usual for the teams. Pret remains dedicated to selling freshly prepared, good, natural food.

Bridgepoint's investment is an opportunity to transform Pret A Manger from a domestic to an international business through controlled prudent expansion while maintaining everything that makes Pret work for both our customers and staff.

cybbo Fri 10-Jun-11 15:20:57

anything with a chicken and an egg in it makes me feel a bit queasy to be honest

SuePurblybilt Fri 10-Jun-11 15:21:25

You would indeed have a potato salad sandwich, it's very popular in Ireland. Mashed potatoes in mayo though, not usually lumps of new potato. I had a coleslaw salad sanger for my lunch today. Stuffing is popular too.

Best mixed with other fillings I do feel, stuffing or potato salad alone would be weird.

Honeydragon Fri 10-Jun-11 15:21:42

did it have green beans in?

I once had a onion bhaji and salad sandwich, looked wrong tasted right

cybbo Fri 10-Jun-11 15:22:15

And Cat theres nowt as tasty as a morsel of cold fish finger snaffled from an unsuspecting childs plate

Honeydragon Fri 10-Jun-11 15:23:10

I once caught my Brother putting potato salad on a jacket potato.

Strong words were had.

Pumpernickel10 Fri 10-Jun-11 15:23:28

Sounds lovely to me I would have one I think your being a wee silly

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