Where do you like to eat?



Hungry? You’ve got plenty of options.

A news story on our website by Jim Dillon takes a look the booming local restaurant market, and asks whether a bust may be just around the corner of the next fast-food joint.

“New chain restaurants are pouring into the Dayton area, bringing more dining choices and jobs with them, but also initiating what could become a heated battle for survival,” he writes. “Dayton is a good example of what’s happening throughout the nation. Chains, eager to grow sales, are targeting new markets as the economy improves and tastes change. And as often happens when new players enter a market, the competition heats up and some players fail or leave, industry observers said.

“The new players will compete with such established chains, (and) a shakeout is inevitable, said Tom Kaiser, assistant editor of the Franchise Times, a trade magazine.”

So — sign of a healthy economy, or something else? Do you prefer chains, or locally owned eateries? Drop me a note at rrollins@coxohio.com.


Reader Comments


Next Up in News

Thousands without power in Montgomery Co.
A transformer fire is to blame for more than 3,700 DP&L; customers having no electrical power Friday afternoon.
Local students, experts give advice to the candidates
Local students, experts give advice to the candidates
In an election year when conventional wisdom has proven to be unreliable, experts say it is still a good bet that the presidential debates that begin...
DDN series takes a look at region’s quality-of-life issues
DDN series takes a look at region’s quality-of-life issues
The Dayton Daily News will publish a special report that explores quality-of-life issues in the Miami Valley.
People and Paws enjoys larger facility
People and Paws enjoys larger facility
Animal lover Sandy Allen of Huber Heights learned about People and Paws — a local charity that distributes pet food — more than a year ago.
Jury deliberating in double murder death penalty trial
Jury deliberating in double murder death penalty trial
UPDATE @ 2:32 p.m. (Sept. 23):The jury is deliberating now in this double homicide trial.Montgomery County assistant prosecutor Erin Claypoole told...
More Stories

You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myDaytonDailyNews.com.

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of free premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to myDaytonDailyNews.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myDaytonDailyNews.com.