A new ‘healthy eating’ fast food restaurant will open in central Milton Keynes

LEON is part of a national chain that claims to have transformed the meaning of fast food.

Their philosophy is “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants”, and their menu is inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean diet. It prioritizes gut health and keeps sugar, salt, and saturated fat to a minimum.

LEON will open this month in the former Pret a Manger unit at Midsummer Place. There will be 66 internal seats and 96 external covers.

LEON offers a healthy menu

Among the offerings will be Karma Drink sodas, ‘Better Burgers’, grilled wraps and salads as well as a range of plant-based options.

A spokesperson said: “Food should taste good and feel good to you. And the Mediterranean diet, our inspiration, does just that. It’s full of plants, fresh herbs, spices, good fats from olive oil, seeds and nuts, and well-sourced meat. . Michael Pollan said it best in his book “In Defense of Food”: “Eat food, not too much, and especially plants.

“We work closely with nutritionists to ensure our menu has options for everyone, whatever your requirements. We also use the Children’s Food Trust guidelines to help create a balanced and nutritious children’s menu. “

The spokesperson added, “LEON is on a mission to make food that tastes great, feels good to you, and is good for the planet. The menu is inspired by the flavors and variety of the Mediterranean diet and prioritizes gut health. The menu also offers a huge range of plant-powered options. LEON Milton Keynes will also offer a breakfast menu with dishes such as pots of poached eggs, pots of organic porridge and sourdough muffins.

LEON was established in London in 2004 and today has over 70 restaurants across the UK as well as Ireland and the Netherlands.

Shelley Peppard, Managing Director of Midsummer Place, said: “We are delighted to announce that our latest retailer has joined Midsummer Place. LEON is a fantastic nationally recognized brand that has transformed the meaning of fast food, and we know it will be a huge hit with our customers.

LEON Managing Director Glenn Edwards said he was delighted to open MK. “Feeding hungry shoppers has been a key part of LEON’s mission since our inception,” he said.

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