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Leon to open second overseas site

26 July 2016 by
Leon to open second overseas site

Fast Food chain Leon is to open a second overseas site to join its existing European restaurant in Amsterdam.

The new store will open in airside at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in early 2017, joining the first site, which is in the public area of the airport.

The first store opened in July and is operated by HMSHost International, which already operates seven franchises in the UK including Kings Cross, Euston and Eurotunnel.

Leon now has 35 UK stores.

Sourcing at Schiphol will be as rigorous as in the UK, with all the ingredients - except chorizo - sourced locally in the Netherlands. Meat will be to high welfare standards, all eggs will be free range and local, and the milk organic.

Leon founder John Vincent (pictured left) said: "I spent many a happy childhood holiday in Holland and the sun was always shining so I'm very happy to return and
bring Leon with me. This is a magnificent site in Schiphol and we're thrilled to have landed."

Walter Seib (pictured right), chief executive of HMSHost International added: "We're confident that the Dutch audience will highly appreciate the fresh and flavourly Leon dishes."

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