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JAB ready for more after Pret A Manger deal

After buying Pret A Manger this week, relentless dealmaker JAB Holdings should think of changing its name to Pret a Acheter.
 The British food-to-go chain is the latest addition to the bulging basket of household names in coffee, food and cosmetics by a little-known private company—one that has been blazing a trail through consumer industries with the backing of one of Europe's wealthiest families.

Postage-Stamp Cuisine

WHEN YOU turn out 100 dinners a night from a 170-square-foot kitchen, every inch counts. Chris Ono, chef de cuisine at Esters Wine Shop & Bar in Santa Monica, Calif., keeps his knives on a tray that just fits in the space between the top of a small bar refrigerator and the bar itself.