***UPDATE (Sept. 12, 2019)***
Workers are busy at two construction sites this week to bring two more Dunkin’ Donuts stores to the Dayton area, and the franchise owner for local Dunkin’ shops says more are on the way.
The new shops are under construction at 1505 N. Fairfield Road at Lantz Road, south of the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek; and to 2835 Harshman Road in Dayton, not far from the Huber Heights and Riverside borders.
If all goes well with construction, the Dayton location is projected to open in October, and the Beavercreek doughnut shop should open in November, Pat Gilligan, the southwest Ohio franchisee for Dunkin’ Donuts, told this news outlet today.
Gilligan has opened Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Kettering, Centerville, Sugarcreek Twp., Miami Twp., Fairborn, Washington Twp., Springfield and Riverside.
Gilligan, who vowed in 2013 to open as many as 13 new Dunkin’ shops in the Miami Valley over the coming years, said he is still scouting for Dayton-area locations for new stores.
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Pat Gilligan, the franchise owner for Dunkin’ Donuts throughout Dayton and southwest Ohio, is slowly but steadily making good on a promise he made in 2013 to open as many as 13 new doughnut shops around the Miami Valley.
Gilligan disclosed to this news outlet the locations of his eighth and ninth Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the Miami Valley, and set a projected timeline for the opening of the seventh location.
The two additional stores that are in the early stages of development are coming to 2835 Harshman Road in Dayton and at 1505 N. Fairfield Road in Beavercreek. Construction is expected to begin in March 2019 of the Riverside doughnut shop, while the Beavercreek location still must navigate some development requirements and is under contract but has not yet closed, Gilligan said.
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Meanwhile, a “Next Generation” Dunkin’ Donuts concept store is expected to open as early as December at 5901 Far Hills Ave. in Washington Twp., and Gilligan said today that a new Fairborn store at 168 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road is on schedule to open in the first quarter of 2019. That 2,200-square-foot Fairborn store will offer drive-through service, the Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee has said.
Prior to Gilligan’s franchise deal, Dunkin’ Donuts’ once-robust presence in the Dayton area had shrunk to one location on Springboro Pike (Ohio 741) near the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp. That location operates under separate franchise ownership.
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Gilligan has opened Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Kettering, Centerville, Sugarcreek Twp., Miami Twp., Riverside and Springfield.
Originally a doughnut and coffee chain with a limited menu, Dunkin’ Donuts has expanded its offerings in recent years to include frozen and iced beverages as well as bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, bakery sandwiches and wraps.
The company has announced it will change its name to simply “Dunkin,’” effective Jan. 1, 2019.