Leon gears up for first drive-through restaurant
Leon has announced that it will open its first drive-through restaurant, to be unveiled in West Yorkshire in autumn 2021. The new 50-cover outlet will be the first of its kind for the brand and the fourth Leon restaurant to open in West Yorkshire. It will be the first new launch for the brand since its sale to EG Group in April 2021.
Sustainability will be at the forefront of both the build and finished restaurant. The eco-friendly outlet will be supplied with power from a 100% renewable energy source. It will also have solar panels on the roof, which will contribute to further reducing energy consumption, and post-launch it is planning to install a wind turbine that will generate even more sustainable power. There will also be electric vehicle charging and bike racks to encourage cyclists and cycle-through guests.
Nick Ayerst, managing director of Leon, said: “This is a significant milestone for us. We've been discussing the first drive-through with EG Group for five years now and we're excited to open in West Yorkshire later this year.
“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 e-mails 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 to come.”