"Prêt à Manger", which is French for "Ready to Eat" and informally known as "Pret", is a UK sandwich retailer. The number of Prêt à Manger (PAM) shops is increasing its presence not only in London, but also in other parts of the UK. At present PAM is expanding its overseas business, particularly in China. Currently it is translating its advertising material into the Chinese language. PAM is exporting its winning formula to Hong Kong and Japan as well. PAM is also planning to open new shops in New York.