Leon restaurant to open at King's Cross station

09 February 2012 by
Leon restaurant to open at King's Cross station

The Autogrill Group, together with its subsidiary HMSHost, has entered a new relationship with Leon Restaurants, to launch a branch of Leon at the redeveloped King's Cross station in London.

Set to open in mid-March, the partnership marks the entry of Autogrill Group and HMSHost into the UK's Network Rail system as well as Leon's first-ever location within a railway station.

"Our mission is to make it easy for everyone to eat good food. By bringing Leon to the heart of King's Cross, we are a step closer to proving that fast food can be good food. We are excited to be a central part of such an iconic location. We hope to improve the lives and wellbeing of people who work nearby and who travel through the station," said John Vincent, co-founder, Leon Restaurants.

Michiel Reuvers, senior director of business development at HMSHost Europe, added: "We're excited to expand our European footprint with a great new restaurant partner, Leon, and with Network Rail at the strategic King's Cross Station."

The redevelopment of King's Cross Station includes a new concourse, which opens next month. Other operators to open at the station include Giraffe, Yalla Yalla, Benito's Hat, Prezzo and pub operator Fuller's.

Autogrill is a provider of food and beverage and retail services for travellers. Present in 35 countries with approximately 62,500 employees, it manages more than 5,300 points of sale in over 1,200 locations.

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