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Popular healthy fast food chain set to open in Ireland


Popular British healthy fast food chain Leon is coming to Ireland after entering into a franchise agreement with an Irish entrepreneur.

Waterford accountant Stuart Fitzgerald is understood to have signed off on the deal in recent weeks. In 2016, Fitzgerald partnered with British entrepreneur Anil Patil to bring the Freshii chain to the UK.

The restaurants cater for food allergies, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian diets, as well as low calorie diets.

Leon has begun expanding in America and also has franchise agreements in the Netherlands and Scandinavia .

Leon was founded by John Vincent and Henry Dimbleby with chef Allegra McEvedy and they opened their first outlet in Carnaby Street in 2004.

According to the company website the founders “opened Leon because we wanted to prove that it was possible to serve food that both tastes good and does you good. We want to make it easy for people to eat well on the high street. We want to do this in every major city in the world.”

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