UK Chain LEON Opening First US Restaurant in Washington DC This September

Popular UK fast food chain LEON is set to open its first American store this September, launching in Washington DC - the fifth international city location for the chain.

Speaking of the location, John Vincent, co-founder and CEO of LEON, said "We chose D.C. as our entry point into the U.S. market because of its culturally creative mindset, pedestrian-friendly landscape and foodie-lifestyle".

The American debut follows expansion into Norway earlier this year, with a location installed in Oslo's Central Station, bringing the total number of locations internationally to 54, after UK, Amsterdam, Oslo, Ultrecht and Gran Canaria.

The new US location is said to be holding true to the model that has become so popular in London - it's not fast-casual, but just fast, with consumers in and out within three minutes, serving gut-friendly wraps, boxes, breakfasts and more.

Find out more about the LEON concept on its website here.