Leonidas

Leonidas
Average: 3.8 (13 votes)

Leonidas is a Belgian chocolate company that produces chocolate and other related products. The company was started in 1913 by Greek-American confectioner Leonidas Kestekides in Ghent although he first began producing his chocolate in the U.S.

Even so, according to author and editor Mort Rosenblum, Leonidas chocolate is “real Belgian chocolate, fairly priced, and plenty of people like it.” Its maintenance has been passed down through Leonidas Kestelides’ descendants over the years.

Leonidas has 350 shops in Belgium and nearly 1,250 stores in around 50 countries including 340 in France. Leonidas has become one of the highest producing, widespread chocolate companies in the world.

Country of origin 
BE Belgium
Business established 
1913
Franchising since 
1966
Number of units (worldwide) 
1.600
Target countries 
BE BE
BG BG
FR FR
DE DE
HU HU
MD MD
RO RO
US US
Target locations 
Contract type 
Contract duration (years) 
5
Investment level 
Please note that the legal and financial info presented here may vary, depending on the country and region. Prices are expressed in EUR and may have been converted from local currencies at the time of the listing.
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