The London-based fast-food chain LEON is heading to Northwest Washington, D.C. Check out this place for delicious and environmentally conscious food on the go!
Washington, D.C., is about to become the first location in the United States for the European fast-food chain LEON. LEON coins itself as a “naturally fast food business.” The company focuses on sustainability by working on food sourcing and coffee, waste and packaging, and people and property. LEON aims to use 100 percent renewable energy and has already increased the number of vegetarian options and removed all plastic utensils.
Not only can you eat your meals guilt-free here, but you have a ton of delicious options to choose from -- like the falafel wrap, grilled halloumi wrap, prawn cocktail salad, and Korean chicken burger. If you’re feeling in the mood for some classic London food, you can even try the fish finger wrap!
LEON currently has 52 locations in the United Kingdom, Norway, and the Netherlands. The first store in the United States will open up on August 20 at Washington Square, 1050 Connecticut Avenue NW.
The restaurant's co-founder, John Vincent, told WTOP, “We chose D.C. as our entry point into the U.S. market because of its culturally creative mindset, pedestrian-friendly landscape, and foodie-lifestyle. Choosing the first American city is like trying to choose from your favorite box of chocolates. After D.C., we are looking forward to opening in other cities that have a similar culture of dynamism, positivity, and possibility.”
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