Fast Food

Leon secures £19m funding towards expansion

Leon secures £19m funding towards expansion

By Mark Wingett

Healthy fast food chain Leon is set to open 50 new sites over the next four years after securing a new funding deal worth £19m from bank OakNorth, according to BigHospitality's sister site MCA.

Business Profile: Leon

Business Profile: Leon

By Joe Lutrario

One of the UK’s most influential restaurant chains is finally gearing up for serious growth and intends to build a healthy presence outside its London heartland within the next few years.

Coffee shop Grind & Co turns into a cocktail bar at night.

TRENDS

Battle for non-traditional trading hours intensifies

By Mark Wingett

The battle for non-traditional trading hours among fast food, café, pub and restaurant operators is set to intensify during the coming year as more and more brands look to stretch their offer.

Chains offering a wider variety of cuisine have expanded rapidly in the last five years

'Globalisation' of UK food scene drives chain operator growth

By Sophie Witts

The rise of street food and the ‘globalisation’ of the UK restaurant scene have led to the unbroken growth of chain operators over the last 17 years, according commercial property and real estate services advisors CBRE.

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