British fast-food chain, Leon Restaurants, has today announced that from Wednesday it will be turning its 65 UK restaurants into shops, selling meals via both click-and-collect and delivery.
Due to the ongoing and increasing pressure on supermarkets across the country, Leon have taken the step to help plug the gap for food for families and key workers.
The announcement follows the government’s decision to not allow the public to go to bars and restaurants. This has further increased pressure on supermarkets, as the only source of supplies.
John Vincent, the founder and CEO of Leon Restaurants said: “There are two engines to food supply in the UK. The first is the supermarkets and the second is the restaurant trade. The two are fairly independent of each other.
“A lot of people in the industry are just giving up and shutting up shop. But we think this way we can keep 60% of our stores open and keep food production going.”