This new local food-truck-spinoff restaurant is now OPEN FOR BUSINESS

***UPDATE (Feb. 4, 2019)***

The Dayton area’s newest food-truck-spinoff restaurant is now open.

Shantz Express has opened for business at 5993 Bigger Road adjacent to Bee-Gee's Market in south Kettering.

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The Shantz Express menu features pizza, wings, calzones, gyros, burgers, sandwiches, subs, salads and specials, including pierogies and chicken nachos.

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The carryout restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Diners can place an order by calling (937) 949-7672.

*** ORIGINAL STORY (July 30, 2018)***

The owner of a Dayton area food truck is planning to sell his popular wings, pierogies and Big O pizzas (pepperoni, sausage, bacon, green peppers, and onions ) between four walls.

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Bill Shancey, the owner of the Shantz Express food truck, says he hopes to open a brick and mortar store by Oct. 1 at 5993 Bigger Road near Bee-Gee's Market in Kettering.

He plans to continue operating the food truck after his business joins the growing list of eateries that started as food trucks.

Credit: Shantz Express

Credit: Shantz Express

A cook for 30 years, Shancey launched his Shantz Express three years ago.

He says his pizza and wings “sell like crazy.”

The new carry-out and delivery restaurant will also sell a variety of subs and cheese fries.

“And we will have some surprises as well,” the Pittsburgh native said.

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Shancey said it makes sense to open a restaurant.

“It just keeps the income going all year for one thing, whereas the truck is seasonal,” he said. “I wanted to have an outlet that was accessible year-round.”

Credit: Shantz Express

Credit: Shantz Express

Shancey said he plans to offer “buy one, get one free pizza” deals.

He said the restaurant will be in a good location near the Victoria’s Secret call center and several apartments.

The space is also in good shape to be transformed for his restaurant’s needs.

Someone started to build it out and then they got sidetracked, he said.

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