February area restaurant closings: Quarter century old favorite closes for good

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Fairborn location will be home to Crossroads BBQ.

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February brought sad news for fans of Cadillac Jack’s Sports Bar & Grill. For 24 years, the establishment has been serving food and drink somewhere in the Dayton area.

But not anymore.

The last Cadillac Jack’s still operating, at 1156 Kauffman Ave. in Fairborn, has shut its doors for good.

Here’s a look at some of the area restaurants that closed last month.

Closing

 

Sonic

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Customers drove into the parking lot at the Sonic on Colonel Glenn Highway in Beavercreek on Sunday to find it "temporarily closed."

Customers drove into the parking lot at the Sonic on Colonel Glenn Highway in Beavercreek on Sunday to find it "temporarily closed."

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Customers drove into the parking lot at the Sonic on Colonel Glenn Highway in Beavercreek on Sunday to find it "temporarily closed."

A franchise transition led to the closing of two Dayton-area Sonic Drive-Ins.

A spokesman for Oklahoma City-based Sonic confirmed that two local Sonics have shut down permanently as a result of a franchisee transaction: The stores that closed are at 7711 Hoke Road in Clayton and 4534 Brandt Pike in Dayton.

Explore>>READ MORE: 2 local Sonic Drive-In restaurants abruptly shut down; all others under new franchise ownership

Super Subby’s 

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Business is strong at the Dayton area's nine Super Subby's restaurants, its founder says. The Miamisburg location shut down a few weeks ago. Photo from Super Subby's Facebook page

Business is strong at the Dayton area's nine Super Subby's restaurants, its founder says. The Miamisburg location shut down a few weeks ago. Photo from Super Subby's Facebook page

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Business is strong at the Dayton area's nine Super Subby's restaurants, its founder says. The Miamisburg location shut down a few weeks ago. Photo from Super Subby's Facebook page

One Dayton-area Super Subby’s restaurant has shut down, but business is strong at the locally-based chain’s nine remaining locations, Super Subby’s founder Steve Buchholz said.

The sub shop at 1242 E. Central Ave. in Miamisburg shut down in January, Buchholz said. A Jan. 2 post on the restaurant’s Facebook page says only that the restaurant would be “closed this week for a remodel. See you soon.” But Buchholz said the restaurant has not reopened.

The closing will not impact the remaining Super Subby’s locations, the founder said. “Business has been great” at the chain’s other locations, Buchholz said. He founded Super Subby’s in 1978.

Explore>>READ MORE: Sub shop closes, but business is ‘great’ at local chain’s 9 other stores, founder says

Cadillac Jack’s

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Staff and customers expressed their appreciation to Cadillac Jack's founders after the last one closed in Fairborn.

Staff and customers expressed their appreciation to Cadillac Jack's founders after the last one closed in Fairborn.

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Staff and customers expressed their appreciation to Cadillac Jack's founders after the last one closed in Fairborn.

The last Cadillac Jack’s still operating, at 1156 Kauffman Ave. in Fairborn, has shut its doors for good.

The closing marks the end of an era that began in 1995 when the first Cadillac Jack’s opened on Old Troy Pike in Huber Heights. Additional locations followed at 2335 S. Smithville Road in Kettering and at the Fairborn location in the Skyway Plaza before the end of the decade.

Explore>>READ MORE: END OF AN ERA: After 24-year run, the last Cadillac Jack’s has shut its doors

Old Dayton Style Dixie Fried Chicken 

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This sign didn’t last long in the form you see here at the Dayton restaurant now known as Ms. Pam’s Old Dayton Style Chicken. This photo was taken in early December 2017, before the restaurant opened, and before its founders received a cease-and-desist letter. MARK FISHER/STAFF

This sign didn’t last long in the form you see here at the Dayton restaurant now known as Ms. Pam’s Old Dayton Style Chicken. This photo was taken in early December 2017, before the restaurant opened, and before its founders received a cease-and-desist letter. MARK FISHER/STAFF

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This sign didn’t last long in the form you see here at the Dayton restaurant now known as Ms. Pam’s Old Dayton Style Chicken. This photo was taken in early December 2017, before the restaurant opened, and before its founders received a cease-and-desist letter. MARK FISHER/STAFF

A Dayton fried-chicken restaurant that was forced to change its name after running afoul of another restaurant’s trademark has shut down, but its owner, who is involved in hurricane relief in Florida, says he will seek to reopen in a new location this fall.

Customers of Old Dayton Style Dixie Fried Chicken at 2920 Wayne Ave. in Dayton were greeted this week with a sign that reads, “We are closing. Please look forward to our new location in the spring.”

The restaurant triggered a trademark dispute when it initially hung a sign proclaiming itself “Ms. Pam’s Parkmoor Style Dixie Fried Chicken” in December 2017, just as it was opening. That restaurant name prompted a swift “cease-and-desist” order from an attorney representing Fricker’s, the local restaurant and pub chain that has taken steps to register and protect the “Parkmoor” name for fried chicken.

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