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Giordano’s opens 1st Dayton-area deep-dish pizza restaurant

Chicago-based restaurant chain launches its 2nd Ohio location near WSU and the Fairfield Commons Mall

The Chicago-based deep-dish pizza specialist Giordano’s opened its first Dayton-area location at 2819 Centre Drive near the Mall at Fairfield Commons and Wright State University’s Nutter Center on Feb. 19. 

 >> RELATED: New Jason’s Deli opening will be the first Dayton-area location

The new restaurant is on land that previously housed a Logan’s Roadhouse steakhouse, Giordano’s officials said. Hours will be: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

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***ORIGINAL STORY (Nov. 2, 2019)***

Deep-dish pizza specialist Giordano’s elaborated on plans for its first Dayton-area restaurant, which will soon become the Chicago-based chain’s second location in Ohio.

»Logan’s Roadhouse shuts down its Beavercreek restaurant

Giordano’s Beavercreek, to be located at the site of a former Logan’s Roadhouse restaurant near the Mall at Fairfield Commons and Wright State University, is tentatively scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019, a Giordano’s spokeswoman told this news outlet . The 5,000-square-foot, full-service restaurant will offer dine-in, carry-out, and delivery for lunch and dinner, as well as catering options.

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Giordano’s currently operates a location in Columbus on Polaris Parkway. Its new Beavercreek location will be located at 2819 Centre Drive, where it will share a building with the Dayton area’s first Jason’s Deli.

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Giordano’s has been serving its large-scale pies since 1974, when founders and immigrant brothers Efren and Joseph Boglio introduced their mother’s Deep Dish pizza recipe to Chicago. Today, Giordano’s has more than 65 restaurants nationwide, mostly in the Midwest along with locations in Florida, Las Vegas, and Arizona. It operates three locations in the Indianapolis area.

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The chain’s Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza contains a second layer of dough, below the sauce, that Giordano’s officials say seals in the flavors of the pizza, making it a soufflé-like pizza pie.

The Beavercreek restaurant applied for its liquor license in July, but had been quiet about its plans in the early months of the new restaurant’s development. 

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David Sheehy, a commercial real-estate broker with Anchor Associates, told this news outlet in March that Giordano’s officials were impressed by the former Logan’s Roadhouse site’s proximity to Wright State University, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Beavercreek residential areas

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Logan’s Roadhouse shut down its restaurant in September 2016. Employees were told high rent and the upcoming renegotiation of a lease were factors in the decision to close the Beavercreek location.

»Logan’s Roadhouse shuts down its Beavercreek restaurant

Giordano’s future neighbor, Jason's Deli, is a fast-casual restaurant chain headquartered in Beaumont, Texas. The chain already has locations in Columbus and Cincinnati. Jason’s serves up deli sandwiches, vegetarian items and it also has a gluten-sensitive menu. Customers can also purchase catering orders for delivery.

»PHOTOS: Construction for Giordano's Pizza, Jason's Deli is underway at the former Logan's Roadhouse