Romford will have its first Pret A Manger in The Liberty.
It is set to open this September, next to bookshop Waterstones and music and entertainment retailer HMV.
Pret said it would create 20 jobs within the town centre.
Pret, which secured a ten year lease on the 3,445 square foot unit, is looking for charities to donate surplus food to at the end of each day.
Interested charities should contact The Pret Foundation via [email protected]