Fast food brand Leon launches Tuk Shop concept

Maria Bracken 11th April 2018 (Last Updated April 11th, 2018 12:48)

The team at naturally fast food brand Leon have announced the launch of a Thai fast food pop-up: Tuk Shop - a joint venture with Bangkok-based food group Aylmer Aaharn.

Fast food brand Leon launches Tuk Shop concept
John Vincent, CEO and founder of LEON at the branch on Tottenham Court Road, London August 4th, 2016. Credit: Ben Gurr.

The team at naturally fast food brand Leon have announced the launch of a Thai fast food pop-up: Tuk Shop – a joint venture with Bangkok-based food group Aylmer Aaharn.

The restaurant will debut this spring in an existing Leon on Shaftesbury Avenue in London’s Soho.

Working with a team of chefs from Bangkok, Leon has developed every dish on the Tuk Shop menu to combine a love of Thai food with their love of fast food. True to Thai cuisine, Tuk Shop will deliver a host of classics including aromatic curries, noodles, rice dishes and salads, plus some dishes that will be newer to UK guests.

Leon co-founder John Vincent said: “Over the last 15 years I have been fortunate enough to experience the culture and flavours of Thailand first-hand. And fortunate too to meet and learn from David Thompson (founder at Aylmer Aaharn), whose chefs have worked hard to make this happen. I hope that in the long-run Tuk Shop will allow everyone in the UK to experience the joy of this food. In the mean-time you will have to come to Shaftesbury Avenue. Grab a spoon and tuk in.”