Healthy fast food chain Leon in tie-up with motorway services operator Roadchef to "complement our existing offering"

Oliver Gill
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A greasy fry-up at Grantham North? Or a cheeky cheeseburger at Chieveley? Motorway services do not always have the reputation of providing the healthiest options when you need some sustenance.

However, "naturally fast food chain" Leon is ready to break the mould and open its first roadside outlets.

It has teamed-up with Roadchef, one the UK's large motorway service operators, and picked Norton Canes (on the M6 toll) and Strensham South (on the M5) as its first two locations. Both are scheduled to be opened in August and will lead to 60 new jobs being created.

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The move follows a similar venture by Pizza Express with one of Roadchef's rivals, Welcome Break.

(Source: Leon)

Roadchef chief exec Simon Turl said the firm had "scoured the market for a brand that would complement our existing offering".

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Leon managing director John Upton added:

At Leon we want to help everyone eat well and live well. We have always said we want Leon to be where it was most needed – either on the high street or easy to find when you’re out and about.

This new partnership with Roadchef will help us provide fun, fast, fresh Leon food to the millions of people who use our motorways every day.

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