*** UPDATE (April 8, 2019)***
The Fairborn Tudor’s Biscuit World is now open for business, effective this morning.
The hours for the “soft opening” period of the Dayton area’s second Tudor’s restaurant at 130 N. Broad St. in Fairborn are 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. A grand opening will be held within a month, the restaurant’s franchise owner has said.
*** PREVIOUS UPDATE (April 2, 2019)***
The Dayton area’s second Tudor’s Biscuit World has set an opening date for next week, its franchise owner said today.
“We just received approval for opening on Monday, April 8,” franchisee Hank Roysden said. “It will be a ‘soft’ opening, with a grand opening within the month.”
The 2,500-square-foot breakfast-and-lunch restaurant at 130 N. Broad St. in Fairborn will seat 40 to 50 and will employ about 20, Roysden has said. Hours during the soft-opening period will be 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Roysden has said he plans to expand the chain’s footprint across the Miami Valley. The Dayton area’s first Tudor’s Biscuit World opened more than eight years ago at 810 W. Second St. in Xenia.
*** PREVIOUS UPDATE (Feb. 26, 2019)***
Construction of the Dayton area’s second Tudor’s Biscuit World first encountered some site-preparation issues last year and and is now working to overcome a highly uncooperative winter, but is now on track for a spring opening, its franchise owner said Tuesday, Feb. 26.
“We are looking (to open) in late March, early April,” Tudor’s Biscuit World franchise owner Hank Roysden told this news outlet about his restaurant coming to 130 N. Broad St. in Fairborn.
The 2,500-square-foot restaurant will seat 40 to 50 diners, Roysden has said. It will employ about 20.
Roysden said late last year that he plans to expand the chain’s footprint across the Miami Valley. The Dayton area’s first Tudor’s Biscuit World opened eight years ago at 810 W. Second St. in Xenia.
“I’d like to open several restaurants within a 30- to 35-mile radius,” Roysden said at the time.
Tudor’s Biscuit World is based in Charleston, West Virginia, and operates about 70 restaurants in that state, along with a handful in southeast Ohio and eastern Kentucky.
The restaurant owner recently sold a handful of Dayton-area H&R Block franchise tax-preparation offices in order to focus his attention on expanding Tudor’s Biscuit World in the area, and he believes the time is right.
“The food is really good,” Roysden said. “The biscuits and gravy is our most popular dish, and we serve all-beef hot dogs and one-third-pound hamburgers. The sausage and bacon we get is top quality.”
He also likes the flexibility Tudor’s affords to its franchise owners as to menu items.
“On Fridays, we serve liver and onions, and we also have fried green tomatoes — those are things other Tudor’s don’t have,” Roysden said.
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Fairborn officials have been taking steps to revitalize their downtown area, including the part of Broad Street that includes the new restaurant.
Roysden purchased the property from the city of Fairborn in November 2017, making him the first to buy one of four properties that previously housed motels purchased by the city to help spur development.