Leon confirms location of its first Reading branch

A ‘healthy fast food’ chain wants to open a new branch in the centre of Reading.

Leon is looking to open a new restaurant in Broad Street, near The Oracle.

The chain has submitted an application for the removal of existing signage at the former Thomas Cook travel agent at 121-122 Broad Street, and to replace it with new signage.

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Leon serves ‘naturally fast food’ and has dozens of branches across the UK, while the Reading branch will be the first in Berkshire.

Customers can enjoy an array of salads, burgers, curries, as well as a breakfast menu – with plenty of gluten free options.

The Oracle announced in March 2020 a Leon branch would be opening in Reading but it has taken more than a year to get plans in place amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Leon property director, Adam Blaker, said in March: “We’re delighted, at long last, to be coming to Reading.

“For several years we’ve had an increasing number of requests from customers to be there.

“We think the position of the site in Broad Street, so close to the entrance of The Oracle, is convenient for shoppers and office workers alike.

“We’re really excited and this is just the beginning of our plans in this wonderful city.”

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