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Leon Is the Latest London Restaurant to Use Brexit to Sell Food

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London restaurant chain Leon’s advice to allergy sufferers prompted headlines in national newspapers over discrimination Leon [Official Photo]

High street ‘healthy’ fast-food chain launches bad-idea slogan

Leon is the latest London restaurant to adopt the Brexit lexicon to sell food. A “breakfast means breakfast” deal promises a breakfast pot and a coffee for £4.45, imploring hungry passers-by with a simple suggestion: “Let’s do a deal.” It might not be as aggressively silly as Steakout’s “Brexit Burger” mish-mash of European ingredients served with its bun upside down, but it’s definitely a questionable move to use Theresa May’s 2016 coinage. Meanwhile, Italian chain Carluccio’s has promised to fund the £65 “settled-status” claim fee that will be required if Brexit goes ahead on 29 March. [I News]

Basing things on plants: the latest

Cambridge vegan restaurant Stem and Glory (Stem + Glory) will open in the City 14 January, as reported last year. The Bartholomew Close restaurant will serve an all-day menu, in spite of concerns from residents over the opening. [Code Hospitality]

Taco Bell goes blue for restaurant delivery...

Tex-Mex chain and stateside legend Taco Bell will partner with Deliveroo across its London restaurants, in a move that will disappoint Uber Eats and Just Eat. The chain currently has two London restaurants. [MCA Insight/Paywall]

... While Chipotle opens first London site in over three years

The Mexican fast-casual chain, which has been plagued by bad queso, foodborne illness, and a poorly-managed racial profiling incident in recent months, will open near Monument. [Big Hospitality]

Prominent London butcher has pavement defaced

The Ginger Pig’s Hackney branch has had its pavement chalked with unconfirmed statistics on animal deaths overnight, including the final line “they all scream.” The butcher, with eight sites in the capital, supplies many London restaurants, including Dishoom and Hawksmoor.

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