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Fiona Nicholls, ocean plastics campaigner for Greenpeace UK, said: "Businesses like Pret should be getting rid of throwaway cutlery altogether - anything less is out of step with public opinion and will lead to disposable cutlery entering our oceans.
"While we understand Pret will be moving towards compostable cutlery in the near future, we'd urge the store to move its disposable plastic cutlery back behind the counter and encourage their customers to bring their own.
Kickstart your weekend with a Dark Chocolate & Almond Butter cookie sweet treat, which staff of the coffee chain will be distributing from Pret and Veggie Pret shops nationwide between 3pm and 4pm, while stocks last.
The Grocer understands that following Eat's acquisition by its high street rival Pret, Rainer will lead the integration, which is expected to begin later this year, after chief executive Andrew Walker stepped down this week.
Mr Rainer said he would use his new role to work with staff on keeping Eat running as an independent brand until its sites are converted into Pret outlets.
Pret's Team Members will prepare the menu of fresh food every day in dedicated Pret kitchens located at the train stations.
The group's chief operating officer, Pano Christou, is to succeed him, 19 years after joining the company as assistant manager at the Pret branch in London's Carnaby Street.
Pret also announced plans to convert many of Eat's existing shops into Pret's vegetarian spin off, Veggie Pret, in response to growing consumer demand for vegetarian and vegan options.
Pret confirmed it would take over the 94-strong Eat estate and convert as many stores as possible into Veggie Prets.
"The acquisition of the Eat estate is a wonderful opportunity to turbocharge the development of Veggie Pret and put significant resources behind it."
The move come in response to growing demand for more vegetarian and vegan options on the high street, said Pret, as the chain plans to convert Eat shops into 'Veggie Prets'.