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New Austin Landing restaurant to open Monday

The Noodles & Company restaurant coming to the Austin Landing development will open its doors to the public at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19.The 2,600 square-foot restaurant at 3400 Rigby Road seats 68 inside and 22 on a patio. It will be the 17th location in Ohio. Hours will ...

New restaurant poised to open in Miamisburg

Nibbles, the new fine-dining restaurant coming to 105 S. Second St. in downtown Miamisburg, will host an open house next week and will open fully to the public the following week. Nibbles chef-owner Maria Walusis said the open house will be held next Friday, Jan. 16, from 5 p.m. to ...

Doug Guller, owner of Bikini’s and several other Austin bars and restaurants, is photographed at his 508 Tequila Bar on Dec. 10, 2014. Guller is scheduled to appear on the CBS show “Undercover Boss” on Dec. 28.Photo by Erika Rich / for American-Statesman

Bikini sports bar owner criticized after ‘Undercover Boss’ appearance

The founder of the Austin-based Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill chain is catching all kinds of heat on social media after an appearance on the CBS network’s “Undercover Boss.” In the episode, Doug Guller posed as an entry-level employee, working at five Bikinis locations scattered across Texas — three in the Dallas ...

Ginger & Spice will specialize in Asian cuisine, including Chinese, Thai and Korean dishes. MARK FISHER/STAFF

2 new restaurants poised to open near UD

Two new restaurants — one specializing in Asian cuisine, the other Mexican — are scheduled to open in the coming weeks on Brown Street near the University of Dayton.Ginger & Spice Asian Bistro at 1105 Brown St. is projected to open by mid-January. It is owned by Grace Peng, who ...

Rap musician Tupac Shakur shown in this 1993 photo.  (AP Photo)

Restaurant’s hip-hop tribute menu called racist, offensive

East Coast and West coast hip-hop fans are outraged over a proposed special menu at a popular Washington, D.C. restaurant. In February, Graffiato is hosting an East Coast vs. West Coast Biggie & Tupac Tribute Dinner. According to the Washington City Paper, the proposed menu was posted on the restaurant’s ...

Can custom burgers reverse McDonald's sales slide?

On Monday, McDonald's announced a plan to let customers build their own burgers at some of its locations as part of a fight against declining sales. The "Create Your Taste" program will come to 2,000 locations next year. Customers will be allowed to pick every ingredient that goes on a burger ...

La Fiesta has opened its second Dayton-area location at 8331 N. Main St. (Ohio 48) in the Randolph Plaza in Clayton.

Mexican chain opens 2nd Dayton-area restaurant

The Randolph Plaza has a new 150-seat restaurant, thanks in part to its neighbors. La Fiesta, which has operated a Mexican restaurant in Troy for 15 years, has opened its second Dayton-area location at 8331 N. Main St. (Ohio 48) in the Randolph Plaza in Clayton. The restaurant space previously ...

New restaurant coming to former Ponderosa

A new restaurant to be called Airway Kitchen — owned by the same family that operates the Starlite Diner in Dayton — is in the works for the former Ponderosa steakhouse building at 4918 Airway Road in the Airway Shopping Center.Hasan Kilic, Starlite Diner’s owner, said he anticipates signing a ...

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Communitea Cafe in Belmont. (Submitted photo)

New cafe and tea room opens in Belmont

A cafe and tea shop called Communitea Cafe has opened at 100 Watervliet Ave. in the Belmont neighborhood of Dayton.The cafe is owned and operated by Dawn Thomas, a Dayton resident and 1975 graduate of Belmont High School.Communitea seats 30 in a building that originally housed a neighborhood grocery store, ...

The new bar at Roost Modern Italian. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Oregon District restaurant opens newly expanded bar

Roost Modern Italian, at 524 E. Fifth St. in the Oregon District, this week opened its newly expanded bar that is part of a $375,000-plus renovation and expansion project, owner Dana Downs said this morning.The addition to the building boosted seating at the bar from six to 28, and also ...

Tank’s grilled cheese on Texas Toast with cheddar ($4.99), served with wavy chips and a side of Tank’s delightful homemade French onion dip (extra $1 for the dip). MICHELLE FONG/STAFF

A bowl of delicious comfort at Tank’s

It was Black Friday. The shoppers were out canvassing the Miami Valley for mega-deals (or at home fast asleep after shopping all evening Thanksgiving Day). We were hard at work that day, and come lunchtime, we were on a mission to find some comfort food to extend our Thanksgiving food ...

Wendy’s on Far Hills shuts down abruptly

The Wendy’s restaurant at 5901 Far Hills Ave. in Washington Twp. shut down abruptly before Thanksgiving.A man who said he was the franchise owner of the restaurant declined to comment on any aspect of the closing this morning in a brief conversation at the restaurant site, where he was meeting ...

After 40 years, Burger King brings back the Yumbo

The Yumbo was introduced in 1968 by Burger King and lasted eight years on the menu. The large ham-and cheese was a favorite of many who grumbled when it went away. Fueled by requests from those who missed it, the company will bring the sandwich back on a limited-time basis. ...

New restaurant focuses on southern comfort food

The Soular Flare Bistro has opened at 131 Cincinnati Ave. in Xenia, with a focus on Southern-inspired comfort food.The restaurant seats 38 and has 11 employees, according to Soular Flare Bistro founder Matthew Thomas of Fairborn.Thomas said he grew up watching his grandmother and grandfather cook and has been involved ...

Two restaurant chains submit plans for Mall at Fairfield Commons sites

Two restaurant chains that chose Austin Landing for their first Dayton-area locations have filed plans with the city of Beavercreek to open in newly created restaurant space at the Mall at Fairfield Commons.Chuy’s, an Austin, Texas-based Tex-Mex chain, and Huntington Beach, California-based BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse have filed plans for ...

This Jersey Mike’s restaurant is scheduled to host a grand opening Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 1512 Miamisburg-Centerville Road in Washington Twp. MARK FISHER/STAFF

New sub shop opens tomorrow in Washington Twp.

Today’s opening of a Jersey Mike’s Subs shop in Washington Twp. marks the latest salvo in an intensifying battle for the Dayton area’s submarine-and-sandwich shop market.The newest sub shop at 1512 Miamisburg-Centerville Road is the third Dayton-area location for Jersey Mike’s, and Ted Tolliver, the New Jersey-based chain’s franchise owner ...

New restaurant to open for holiday parties

The chef-owner of the new fine-dining restaurant called Nibbles says she plans to open in December for private holiday parties, then open to the public in January. Maria Walusis of Springboro, who has operated a catering business called Nibbles Culinary Entertainment for more than four years, will host holiday parties ...

The Kettering Grill and Cafe has opened in space that had been vacant since the Bar-B-Q Hut closed in October 2011. MARK FISHER/STAFF

New restaurant now open in Kettering

The Kettering Grill and Cafe has opened at 3800 Wilmington Pike, in a restaurant space that had been vacant for more than three years.The new restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and is open seven days a week.The building previously housed the Bar-B-Q Hut, a mainstay in Kettering for 25 ...

New Fricker’s coming to Ohio 741 near Dayton Mall

Fricker’s will open a new restaurant in the former Lone Star Steakhouse space at 251 N. Springboro Pike (Ohio 741) near the Dayton Mall in Miamisburg next spring, a spokesman for the Miamisburg- based restaurant chain said this afternoon. The new restaurant will employ more than 100, according to Jim ...

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