Rack is opening a sandwich stall in the Manchester Arndale Market

Rack is coming to town.

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 3rd August 2023

Having just opened a new cafe in Sale this summer hit Stockport sandwich shop Rack has revealed it will opena third location Manchester city centre.

Opening this month, the new location will find the team slinging out their signature sandwiches and grilled cheeses from a stall inside the Arndale Market.

Taking over the now-vacant Panc Foods unit, formerly also home to contemporary Chinese takeaway Salt and Pepper, the new sandwich spot is set to open on 7 August.

Serving up a dedicated grilled sandwich menu, plus staple breakfast butties and regular specials, fans of things in bread will be as well catered to as ever.

Sharing the news with followers online, Rack wrote: “EXCITING NEW STORE ‼️


‘We’re taking over from Panc Foods in the South side of Manchester Arndale’s Street Food Market, once the home of the legendary Salt and Pepper- we are here to satisfy your lunching needs, right in the town centre!

Image: The Manc Eats
Image: The Manc Eats

‘We’re kicking things off by opening 9:30 – 17:30 from Monday 7th August. Bob on down and say hi! It’s perfect for picking up food on your commute through the centre or a spot of lunch on your day out in Manchester.


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“Don’t be late to the party! Be there or be [square].”

The sandwich spot has recently also opened a new cafe in Sale, moving into a characterful and quirky ex-Barbers following a full refurbishment.


With a hidden entrance down a side alley and then up a flight of exterior stairs, on the Sale menu fans can find all their sandwich favourites as well as a new brunch menu.

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Featured image – Rack