• 1998 W. Main St. in Troy — with a projected seating capacity of 28 inside and another 12 on a patio, this location also could open by the end of the year on a tract that previously housed a Sonic Drive-In.
• 1975 Harshman Road in Riverside — plans call for demolishing a former Pizza Hut starting in late December, with a projected opening by the end of February, depending on weather.
Each new Tim Hortons will hire 30 to 35 employees, Mumtaz said.
Texas-based Ampex Brands operates several other franchise restaurants, including Long John Silver’s, Taco Bell, A&W Restaurants and KFC restaurants, in 17 states. It is also expanding the Tim Hortons footprint in the Columbus and central Ohio area.
Jim Liguori, chief development officer for Ampex Brands, praised the Dayton area’s solid customer base and the region’s stability provided by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the region’s university system.
Dunkin’ Donuts has opened five Dayton-area restaurants in the last three years under franchise owner Pat Gilligan, including, last month, a location on Woodman Drive in Riverside. Other new Dunkin’ Donuts shops have opened in Sugarcreek Twp., Springfield, Kettering, and Centerville. Gilligan told this news outlet in February that he plans to open two Dunkin’ Donuts a year beyond this year in the Dayton region.
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