FAIRBORN — Plans for a Dairy Queen in Fairborn call for more than 50 jobs at a 2,200-square-foot restaurant with a drive-through window.
The Dairy Queen Grill and Chill restaurant is proposed at 180 E. Dayton Yellow Springs Road, a 1.34-acre site that would house 22 full-time and 35 part-time jobs, Fairborn records show.
“The property has been underutilized for several years” and the proposal “will support the orderly development and improvement of existing and surrounding properties,” city records state.
A Xenia DQ is also being planned by franchise owner Keith Chambers, said Justin DeMint, co-owner of DC Engineering and Consulting, LLC, the firm designing the Fairborn proposal.
Chambers also operates Dairy Queens in several southern Ohio cities, including Greenville and Wilmington, reports indicate.
Dairy Queen has several locations in the Dayton area, including in Beavercreek, Centerville, Dayton, Huber Heights, Kettering and Springboro.
DeMint deferred to Chambers regarding comments on his restaurant plans. Several attempts to reach Chambers were unsuccessful.
The Fairborn restaurant would be at the intersection of Maple Avenue, Funderburg, Dayton Yellow Springs and Beaver Valley roads, also known as the 5-points intersection, city records show.
To minimize traffic, a Funderburg access would be moved to the west side of the site “in order to be located at the farthest point from the intersection,” documents state.
The Fairborn plans include combining eight lots into one at a site that now includes one single-family home and a commercial building.
Those structures would be demolished and the Dairy Queen would have 45 parking spaces with “a thick landscaping buffer” separating the parking area from the residential area west of the site, Fairborn records show.
A conditional use required to operate the restaurant and drive-through was approved by the Fairborn Planning Board Tuesday, according to the city.
The Dairy Queen would operate from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, according to documents.
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