Source: Network Rail

The healthy fast food chain operates 65 restaurants - 55 in the UK

Roadchef and Leon have signed a new five-year agreement following the success of the healthy fast food chain’s motorway openings in Norton Canes and Strensham last year.

As part of the deal, two new Leon restaurants will open at Roadchef’s Northampton Northbound site (on the M1 at Junction 15a) and at Rownhams Southbound (on the M27 between junctions three and four) in June and July.

A “pipeline of developments” has also been planned across the motorway network over the coming years, said CEO Mark Fox.

“We are always looking to ensure that Roadchef offers something for everyone, tapping key trends such as the demand for natural, healthy food, and Leon is a fantastic partner for our business,” he added.

Leon serves seasonal, Mediterranean-inspired and free-from food and operates 65 restaurants - 55 in the UK.

“It has always been our ambition to bring Leon to people where they need it most,” said Adam Blaker, development & property director.

“We’re so pleased to find in Roadchef a partner with such high operating standards, respect for our brand, and a truly positive culture. Combined with an innovative streak to test out concepts like ours at new locations, it’s been a partnership that has so far resulted in bringing Leon to new areas of the UK, and looks fruitful to deliver many, many more successful restaurants.”

Roadchef has spent in excess of £74m upgrading its estate over the past five years.