Stansted Airport Leon branch opens

Fast food chain Leon has just unveiled its 21st eatery – at outlet at Stansted Airport.

The chain, whose dishes include things like Thai green chicken curry and sweet potato falafel, already has locations in places like East Midlands Airport and Heathrow Airport. The majority of its outlets can be found in the capital. Its new Stansted branch is part of a £80 million revamp at the airport.

"This year marks our 10th birthday, and opening in Stansted is a big part of our celebrations. When we opened in Carnaby Street in 2004 and first started working out how to make and serve naturally fast food, this is exactly what we dreamt of creating," commented chief executive officer and co-founder of Leon, John Vincent.

The new outlet first welcomed customers on December 15th and diners can have their food within the airport departure lounge or wait to eat what they have purchased when they're on their plane.

"Leon is a very exciting concept in the healthy fast food market and their arrival into Stansted is another stepping stone on the £80 million transformation taking place to improve facilities for our passengers," explained Jo Macey, head of retail, food & beverage for M.A.G.

She explained that the Leon branch, the first to open at Stansted, is being operated by HMS Host, and added that she wished this branch of Leon success, saying it is set to prove popular among passengers who want "low calorie food that tastes good and does you good".

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