Another three to four new Burger King restaurants are in various stages of planning and development in the Dayton region, Carpenter said. TOMS King is still negotiating leases and other details of the new stores, and Carpenter declined to disclose their locations.
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TOMS King isn’t the only Burger King franchisee in the Dayton area, but it is growing quickly. The company opened a new restaurant at 9189 Dayton-Lebanon Pike (Ohio 48) in Washington Twp. south of Centerville in March, and just a month later, opened a newly built restaurant at 60 S. Broad St. in Fairborn.
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“We’re excited about the Dayton market,” Carpenter said. “We think it is under-served.”
The Dayton area’s municipalities and townships and chambers of commerce are more business-friendly than many other markets TOMS King operates in, Carpenter said. “Some places make it pretty difficult to do business,” he said.
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The Dayton area’s real-estate and leasing prices are comparatively inexpensive, and its employment environment is strong, the franchisee company CEO said.
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