Dunkin’ Donuts has confirmed the location of its sixth Dayton-area doughnut shop.
Pat Gilligan, the franchise owner for Dayton- and Cincinnati-area Dunkin’ Donuts, said that he expects to break ground on the region’s newest Dunkin’ at 168 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn in March or April.
“We should be open in June or July,” Gilligan said.
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The Fairborn Planning Board approved both the preliminary and final plans for the establishment of a 2,200 square-foot restaurant with drive-through service, Fairborn city officials said.
The Fairborn location has strong demographics and traffic counts, Gilligan said. The land is under contract, and he expects to close on the property in February, the franchise owner said.
There are Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Kettering, Centerville, Sugarcreek Twp., Miami Twp., Riverside and Springfield. All but one of the existing shops (Miami Twp.) have opened in the last four years.
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The Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and breakfast chain has been expanding. The greater Dayton area’s sixth Dunkin’ Donuts shop opened last October at 1310 Woodman Drive in Riverside.
Prior to Gilligan’s franchise deal, Dunkin’ Donuts’ once-robust presence in the Dayton area had shrunk to one location on Springboro Pike (Ohio 741) near the Dayton Mall, which operates under separate franchise ownership.
Originally a doughnut and coffee chain, Dunkin’ Donuts has expanded its offerings in recent years to include frozen and iced beverages as well as bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, bakery sandwiches and wraps.