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There's finally a place where you can have your cake and eat it

The Independent

The Future of Fast Food.

Giles Coren, The Times

I didn't
think that good
fast food was
a good idea.
I was wrong

Jay Rayner, The Observer

The Leon Vision

There is something magical about fast food. Both of us, as children, considered a trip to a fast food joint the biggest treat imaginable. John used to lie on his back and wave his arms and legs in the air with excitement before his once-a-term visit to McDonalds. But then we grew up, and realised that most fast food makes you fall asleep and wake up fat. So, we asked ourselves: why can't fast food be good food?

    We opened Leon because we wanted to prove that it was possible to serve food that both tastes good and does you good. We want to make it easy for people to eat well on the high street. We want to do this in every major city in the world.

    Our menu is inspired by the flavours, variety and natural healthiness of Mediterranean cooking. Both our families have Mediterranean roots, so this is the food we grew up with. There are some dishes that evoke our childhoods in Britain, too - and even those termly trips to fast food restaurants.

    We celebrate the natural rhythms of nature, so the menu changes across the seasons. We cook with olive oil, and flavour the food with fresh herbs and spices. We are founding members of the Sustainable Restaurant Association and have been recognized by the RSPCA for the care we take in our sourcing.

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