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4 new restaurants that opened in Dayton last month 

Dayton started 2018 out strong with 4 new restaurant openings. 

>>5 new restaurants opening in 2018 that you should know about

Local chain restaurants, as well as some national, added to their growing presence in the area. 

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Zoup!

Zoup! will open its second Dayton-area location on Monday, Jan. 22. MARK FISHER/STAFF (Staff Writer)

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.

>>MORE INFO: Zoup! sets opening date for its 2nd Dayton-area restaurant

Rapid Fired Pizza 

Rapid Fired Pizza is set to celebrate the 1st anniversary of its Middletown location with free pizza for the first 100 people that walk through the door. (Staff Writer)

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

Popeyes 

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen’s local franchisee has two new locations in the works, in Englewood and in Springboro. Photo from Popeyes Facebook page. (Staff Writer)

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

Steak Escape 

Steak Escape is scheduled to open Monday, Jan. 8 at 6201 Wilmington Pike at Clyo Road in Centerville. Photo from Steak Escape Facebook page (Staff Writer)

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

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