Pret said to be considering a deal

NEW YORK The Pret A Manger grab-and-go chain may fund an expansion push in the United States by selling itself to a private-equity firm rather than pursuing the stock offering it acknowledged considering in April, according to a report in a London newspaper.

The Financial Mail said the London-based company has already fielded overtures from the European private-equity firms Bridgepoint, Lion Capital and PPM. McDonald's Corp. owns one-third of the company, which

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