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19 & 20 NOV 2019


Leon Restaurants Strengthens its Vegan Offering

The number of vegans living in the UK has risen by 700% in the last two years. One restaurant chain responding to this increase is the “naturally fast food” UK restaurant chain, Leon. 

Since the “Veganuary” campaign at the beginning of 2018, Leon decided to add a new range of vegan-friendly menu items to their restaurants. Leon have now added two savoury dishes and five plant-based desserts to their menu. 

Consumers who choose to dine at Leon will soon be able to order Meatless Meatballs (vegan meatballs with tomato sauce, herbs, and aioli served atop a bed of rice) or their Plant Burger where the patty is made with edamame beans and served with ketchup and vegetables.  

Rubys, the Greenwich patisserie, will be providing Leon restaurants with vegan desserts, including crowd favourites such as their Rose and Pistachio Baked Doughnuts and Chocolate Chai Baked Doughnuts, a PB&J Chocolate Brownie, Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes and Mini Raspberry Ripple Cupcakes.

At present, Leon already serves their Ruby Red Porridge which is made with organic oats and cashew milk, as well as their Toast of the Town (wholemeal toast with cinnamon and date butter).  

Customers can also choose from a selection of 11 different vegan friendly drinks, which include kombucha, juice, fizzy drinks, flavoured water, and house-made beverages.

Other global brands are also following Leon’s lead. TGI Fridays also recently launched vegan menu items throughout their UK locations. British restaurant supplier Little & Cull plan to double their vegan options with a little help from a recent £2.7 million in funding. The Real Greek have also unveiled their exclusively vegan menu, which was introduced into their restaurants in March. Even Britain’s best fish and chip shop Simpson in Stroud and Sutton and Sons have also added a separate vegan menu! 

So if you haven’t thought about adding vegan dishes to your menu, well now is the time to do it!