The Dayton restaurant scene is booming and shows NO signs of slowing down.
If you’re feeling like you’re in a restaurant rut, never fear!
There are 10 restaurants with plans to open all over the Dayton area soon.
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Scissor Tail Sandwich Shop
The founder of Meadowlark and Wheat Penny restaurants is gearing up to open a new restaurant in Kettering.
Elizabeth Wiley’s newest venture will be located at 3141 Far Hills Ave. (Ohio 48) in the Fountain Square shopping center just south of Dorothy Lane. The space previously housed Fresco catering and carryout.
ScissorTail Sandwich Shop will focus on breakfast and lunch sandwiches, and will open at 7 a.m. and close at 5 or 6 p.m., Wiley said. It will focus mostly on carryout, although there will be counter-style seating for about 15. Elizabeth Valenti, chef who oversees Wheat Penny, and Dave Rawson, chef who oversees Meadowlark’s kitchens, are working on the project.
Wiley said she is shooting for a July opening.
Giordano’s and Jason’s Deli
Chicago-based pizza chain Giordano’s and Texas-based Jason’s Deli have signed leases to open their first Dayton-area locations near the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek.
Giordano’s, a deep-dish pizza specialist, will occupy 5,300 square feet of the former Logan’s Roadhouse restaurant and an addition that is being built onto it on Centre Drive near the mall. Jason’s Deli will occupy 4,800 square feet. If all goes as planned, the restaurants could open by the end of the year.
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Ace Asian Café and Sinful Orchard
Three restaurants coming to The Greene Town Center — including two that are locally owned — are gearing up to open.
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Signage has popped up for both Sinful Orchard, a locally owned restaurant coming to the east side of The Greene near the Von Maur department store, and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, a Texas-based chain coming to one of the retail center’s most highly visible spaces near the front entrance of The Greene. And work is underway on Ace Asian Cafe, a successor restaurant to Choe’s Asian Gourmet.
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Elsa’s Corner Cantina
The Dayton area’s newest Elsa’s Mexican Restaurant is gearing up to open.
Elsa’s, which operates four restaurants and sports bars in and around Dayton, will open its fifth location, Elsa’s Corner Cantina, at 6204 Wilmington Pike in the Sugarcreek Plaza in Sugarcreek Twp. The space previously housed Caramella’s Italian Kitchen, and, before that, Murphy’s Irish Pub and Barleycorn’s.
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
A spokesman for a sandwich shop that is gearing up to open in the Cornerstone of Centerville development say the owners’ plans call for adding three to five more restaurants across the Dayton area over the next five years.
That’s the word from Dustin Griffiths, director of real estate for Which Wich Superior Sandwiches. The Dallas, Texas-based sandwich chain is gearing up to open a 30-seat restaurant at 5409 Cornerstone North Blvd. in the next few weeks.
Scratch Bakery by Justin Tyler
The owner of a dessert and confection bakery on the Dayton-Oakwood border is heading north to his hometown in Miami County to open a second location.
Justin Livingston, who operates Moore Dessert Please at 1003 Shroyer Road in Dayton just inside the Dayton-Oakwood border, is gearing up to open Scratch Bakery by Justin Tyler (“Tyler” is Livingston’s middle name) in Tipp City.
The new bakery will open in a 600-square-foot space at 29 E. Main St. that is now occupied by Sweet by Kristy. Plans call for Livingston’s new bakery to open on or about April 9, with a grand opening in the works for April 21, Livingston said. There are no plans to shut down the Dayton location, he said.
Hunger Paynes Beer & Wine Garden
A local food truck is moving closer to launching its first location that isn’t on wheels, and is now shooting for an April opening inside the Dayton Mall, mall and restaurant officials said.
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Andrew Payne, owner of Hunger Paynes food truck, said he would like to open his Hunger Paynes Beer & Wine Garden — locate inside the Dayton Mall near Macy’s on the mall’s lower level, near Center Court — in late April.