Dayton started 2018 out strong with 4 new restaurant openings.
Local chain restaurants, as well as some national, added to their growing presence in the area.
Which one will you try first?
Zoup which already operates a location next to Whole Foods on Ohio 725 in Washington Twp. — has opened its new restaurant at 5235 Cornerstone North Boulevard in the Shoppes at Cornerstone III, the four-tenant retail building along Wilmington Pike on the western edge of the Cornerstone of Centerville development. The building also houses three other restaurants: MOD Pizza, First Watch and Firehouse Subs.
Zoup offers about a dozen rotating daily varieties of soup, including low-fat, vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options, and also serves made-to-order salads and sandwiches.
Rapid Fired Pizza
A locally based pizza chain opened its 22nd location with a bit of a twist.
The latest location for fast-growing, Kettering-based Rapid Fired Pizza is located at 40 South Progress Drive in Xenia. The 2,400-square-foot store will seat over 72 people.
>>LEARN MORE: New pizza restaurant to open in Xenia
The Dayton area’s newest Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has opened its doors, and another is coming later this year as the region’s fried-chicken restaurant competition continues to intensify.
Popeyes opened its Springboro location at 829 W. Central Ave.
>>MORE ON THE WAY: Popeyes opens 4th Dayton-area restaurant; 5th on the way
A restaurant that has operated for decades at the Dayton Mall opened a second location in Centerville on Jan. 8.
The Dayton area’s second Steak Escape served its first customers at 6201 Wilmington Pike at Clyo Road. The restaurant is located inside the BP convenience store at that heavily traveled intersection near Miami Valley Hospital South.
>>HOW GREAT STEAK ESCAPED: New Centerville restaurant with Dayton Mall roots