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Cassano’s spokeswoman Lora Cassano-Hammons said the New Lebanon project is in its early stages.
“We hope to open by the end of the year, but as you know with construction and permits, it all depends,” Cassano-Hammons said. “There will be an increase in seating and employees, but again we do not have numbers as of now. The new store will be designed much like the new sites on Woodman/Airway and North Main.”
HISTORY EXTRA: Dayton's first pizza chain: Cassano's and the taste of success (June 2016)
Founded in 1953, the Kettering-based Cassano’s Pizza King is Dayton’s oldest pizza chain. It operates more than 30 pizza shops and restaurants across the region.
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In recent years, Cassano’s has faced increasing competition from new pizza chains and other regional chains entering the Dayton-area market for the first time, such as Rapid Fired Pizza, PizzaFire, MOD Pizza, Jet’s Pizza, and Dewey’s Pizza, among others.
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