Leon, the UK-based, feel good fast food chain opens it's first Irish location in Temple Bar at 12:00 tomorrow, and is giving away free lunch to the first 100 people through the door.
Leon says it's committed to "honest, natural food", with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options at a reasonable price. The menu is broadly Mediterranean based, with burgers, meatballs, salads and wraps, and it's one of the healthier high street food options in the UK. The Temple Bar site is Leon's first in Ireland, but it's safe to assume that a wider roll out is planned.
Leon was founded in the UK in 2004 and now has 63 locations - the majority are in the UK but they also have some in Norway, the Netherlands and have recently opened their first in the US in Washington D.C. Their restaurants use sustainable energy, and the majority of packing is compostable or recyclable. Like BuJo in Sandymount, they're one of the few fast food outlets to hold a three-star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association, and were one of the founding members.
Leon opens tomorrow, Wednesday 15th of May at 12:00, with the first 100 people through the door getting a free lunch. They say they're expecting a crowd so advise arriving early.
17 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Mon - Wed 07:30 - 19:00. Thu - Sat 07:30 - 22:00. Sun 09:00 - 19:00.