Leon's Tuk Shop will not return

By Georgi Gyton

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Leon's Tuk Shop will not return

Related tags: Thai cuisine, Casual dining, Leon

Leon has said it has no plans to revive its much-touted Thai pop-up Tuk Shop, BigHospitality's sister website MCA has learnt.

The healthy fast food chain revealed the details of its spin-off, which saw it partner with Thai food group Aylmer Aaharn, in February last year.

Its Tuk Shop pop-up opened a few months later within Leon’s existing restaurant on Shaftesbury Avenue, selling Thai menu items such as curries, noodles, rice dishes and salads.

But it ‘popped-down’ three months later in July, with Leon stating that it would be testing the concept in other location in central London.

The company had said its plan always had been to roll out the Tuk Shop concept once it was ready, after it took learnings from the pop-up.

However, a spokesperson for Leon told MCA​: “We had huge fun with the Shaftesbury Avenue pop-up last year but are focusing our 2019 on the big plans we have for Leon.”

Leon recently opened confirmed its first opening in Dublin and is gearing up for its second US opening in Washington DC.

This story original appeared on BigHospitality's​ sister website MCA​. Click here​ ​to subscribe.

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