Expansive Leon lands at Stansted

Leon Stansted

Leon Restaurants has made Stansted Airport the location of its 21st site in the UK as it pursues a strategy to reach more than 30 stores this year.

It is reported that the group has earmarked 12 potential new openings for 2015.

The healthy fast food chain was one of 12 new units that took the opportunity to open at Stansted after the airport undertook a vast refurbishment of its facilities.

The company offers customers an alternative to fast food by offering fresh, health conscious products inspired by Mediterranean cooking.

The brief for the new site was to take the traditional Leon high street brand and make it workable within a busy and demanding airport environment.

The peak volumes and demands within the airport are of a dissimilar pattern to their high street branches and so “high quality and durable” catering equipment had to be selected to reflect this extra demand.

Design and installation of the kitchen was carried out by Vision Commercial Kitchens, a Lancashire-based kitchen contractor that has worked on previous Leon openings.

Leon founders Henry Dimbleyby and John Vincent launched the chain to prove that it was possible to serve food that tastes good and is healthy.

With the exception of East Midlands, all its sites are based in the south.

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