Leon Still Planning To Expand In Ireland Despite COVID-19 Disruptions
Healthy fast food chain Leon is still planning to expand in Ireland despite the business disruptions that the COVID-19 crisis is causing for the hospitality sector.
Leon currently plans to open 20 restaurants in Ireland by 2023. At present, the company has two outlets in Ireland, one of which is at 17 Crown Alley in Dublin's Temple Bar area, the other of which is at 7 Millennium Walkway in Dublin 1.
No "Fundamental Change"
The Irish Independent quotes Leon Ireland managing director Stuart Fitzgerald as saying, "The COVID-19 crisis may extend the business plan out by six to 12 months, but I don't see a fundamental change.
"I think, given our price point, and given that we are a convenient and health offering, there will be as much, if not more, demand for it once the crisis is over."
Fitzgerald added, "The only difference I see in terms of our business plan is examining when exactly the rollout occurs."
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