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Leon brings its first ever drive through to West Yorkshire

This opening marks the first in a series of new drive-through openings for the fast food brand

The fast food chain has unveiled plans to open its first drive through site in West Yorkshire.

The drive-through will be the first of the kind for the brand, which operates a chain of fast-food restaurants across the north west.

It will be opening in Morley, on the A650 Wakefield Road, situated close to the M62 and M621 junctions.

With room to seat 50 inside, the new Leon restaurant is due to open this autumn 2021.

LEON Baked Fries topped with smashed avo, black beans, chilli sauce, vegannaise and crispy onions.⁠/ Image: Leon

The focus at the new restaurant will be on family eating, and it’s expected that Leon will reveal some new menu additions following the opening later this year – including an expanded children’s menu.

Of course, guests can also rely on all the solid Leon favourites: like carbon neutral burgers, gluten-free chicken nuggets, grilled wraps, breakfast and lunchtime meal deals.

“This is a significant milestone for Leon,” said Nick Ayerst, managing director at Leon.

“We’ve been discussing the first Leon Drive-Thru with EG Group for five years now and we’re excited to open in West Yorkshire later this year.

The team at Leon are expanding across the UK – including a new West Yorkshire site / Image: Leon

“We have three other Leons in the surrounding area and we’ve received such a warm welcome from locals, who tell us they love our naturally fast food.

“We receive lots of emails and tweets every week asking us to open even more restaurants in the North and we hope this opening signifies that there are many more tocome.”

The restaurant will be ‘digital first’ with digital ordering and payment kiosks. it will also be built to sustainable specifications, using solar panels on the roof and a wind turbine to power itself with 100 renewable energy.

This announcement marks the first new opening for the brand since its sale to EG Group in April, but is the first of many planned drive-through openings across the country.

Leon said the new restaurant will continue its mission to bring “naturally fast food” to as many people as possible.

Leon’s brilliant burgers are coming to West Yorkshire as the chain expands further north / Image: Leon

Leon said it hopes the expansion into drive-through territory will make it easier for more people to “eat well” on the move.

“This is the first of many new, strategic openings for the Leon brand under EG ownership,” said Mohsin Issa and Zuber Issa, co-founders and co-CEOs at EG Group.

“Opening a Leon Drive-Thru concept is a landmark moment for the brand, creating a fantastic opportunity to bring Leon’s naturally fast food to even more people.

“Our investment in Leon, together with our unparalleled operational experience of Drive-Thrus and access to high-quality roadside locations through our forecourts, creates new opportunities for the company and a strong platform to deliver significant growth.”

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