Craddick — who also operates four Dayton-area Five Guys Burgers & Fries as well as the Another Broken Egg restaurant in Austin Landing — has said he intends to expand the Mike’s Nashville Hot footprint throughout a nine-county area surrounding Dayton, starting this year. Each Mike’s Nashville Hot also offers catering.
The region is becoming quite a hotbed of competition among chicken chains, as Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Chick-fil-A, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and other chains targeting the Miami Valley for expansion where Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken and KFC already operate several restaurants. Chick-fil-A opened two new restaurants on the same day last week in Kettering and Troy.
Mike’s Nashville Hot offers chicken at five different heat levels, from “Traditional” to “Nashville Hot.” MARK FISHER/STAFF