Beef O’Brady’s seeking to add up to 5 more Dayton-area locations

Published: Thursday, January 12, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Beef O’Brady’s is looking to expand in the Dayton area, the sports-bar chain says. Photo from Beef O’Brady’s Beavercreek Facebook page
Beef O’Brady’s is looking to expand in the Dayton area, the sports-bar chain says. Photo from Beef O’Brady’s Beavercreek Facebook page

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s, which operates a sports pub on Seajay Drive in Beavercreek, is looking to expand its Dayton-area footprint by adding as many as five new locations in the next three to five years, a spokeswoman for the chain said.

Beef ‘O’Brady’s describes itself as a “family friendly sports pub” that offers a wide range of menu items including pizza, burgers and wings, accompanied by a variety of craft beers and cocktails. The chain is working on launching a number of new menu items this year, the spokeswoman said.

The qualifications that the chain is looking for in a prospective franchisee, according to its franchising web site www.beefobradysfranchise.com, to open each franchise restaurant are:

• $ 250,000 in liquid assets

• A minimum net worth of $ 450,000

• An interest in becoming an integral part of the community

• A love of people and sports

• Strong work ethic

There is a franchise fee of $35,000 per location, and franchise owners pay 4 percent of adjusted gross sales in royalty and are assessed 2.3 percent of adjusted gross sales as a marketing fund contribution, the web site says.

A second Dayton-area Beef O’Brady’s operated for 10 years at 953 S. Main St. in Centerville until its franchise agreement expired in 2014, and its then-owner transitioned into an independent sports bar.

The Beavercreek location is owned and operated by franchisee Bill DeFries.

The Tampa-based Beef ‘O’ Brady’s chain operates more than 220 pubs in the U.S.

Thanksgiving 2017: Trump, other notable figures mark the holiday

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 6:10 PM
Updated: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 6:10 PM

President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, speaks to members of the U.S. Coast Guard, at the Lake Worth Inlet Station, on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Riviera Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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President Donald Trump, with first lady Melania Trump, speaks to members of the U.S. Coast Guard, at the Lake Worth Inlet Station, on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Riviera Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)(Alex Brandon/AP)

President Donald Trump and other notable figures delivered messages of hope and gratitude for Thanksgiving.

Trump posted a video message to the nation on Twitter, and also delivered a personal holiday message live via teleconference to members of the military. Trump then visited the Coast Guard in Florida.

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Trump is spending his first Thanksgiving as president with family at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Crews dispatched on report of house fire in Trotwood

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 5:28 PM

Crews dispatched on report of house fire in Trotwood

Crews have been dispatched to the 4000 block of Thompson Drive in Trotwood on a report of a possible structure fire with a person trapped.

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Jimmy Fallon shares hilarious and gross Thanksgiving fails

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 6:06 PM

Comedian Jimmy Fallon gives a thumbs up on Central Park West during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on November 23, 2017 in New York City. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is the largest parade in the world and has been held since 1924. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
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Comedian Jimmy Fallon gives a thumbs up on Central Park West during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on November 23, 2017 in New York City. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is the largest parade in the world and has been held since 1924. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)(Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

Leave it to Jimmy Fallon to help his fans get over their Thanksgiving dinner fails.

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On Wednesday night, the comedian and “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” host shared some of his fan-submitted Thanksgiving fails that will make you thankful that your dinner came out much better!

Not even old grandpa got a pass when it came to some of these disgusting, yet hilarious, fails!

“My grandpa was making mashed potatoes when his dentures fell into them. He stared right at me and after he put them back in, said, ‘Don’t you tell a soul,'” one fan wrote.

Uncles also weren’t immune from embarrassment when a fan wrote, “My uncle got so drunk that he tried cutting the turkey with the handle.”

One fan shared one hilarious fail that came at their mother-in-law’s expense during Thanksgiving meal prep.

“One year, my mother-in-law was making gravy. She poured the gravy in the strainer and forgot to put a pan underneath, and it all went down the sink!” the writer tweeted. Well, hopefully the turkey wasn’t too dry after that!

Another shared an absolutely grotesque story of an undercooked turkey making its way to the dinner table.

“One year the turkey still had pink juice coming from it after cooking, but my dad said it was just ‘leg juice,’” one fan wrote in. “Everybody but me ended up with food poisoning.”

OMG, people! Use a meat thermometer!

Hopefully your Thanksgiving meal goes off without any fails (or family drama).

Number of bullets Vegas gunman, Stephen Paddock fired revealed

Published: Thursday, November 23, 2017 @ 5:46 PM

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The top lawman in Las Vegas says the gunman who killed dozens of people at a concert last month fired more than 1,100 rounds.

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The newly released estimate from Sheriff Joe Lombardo offers more detail about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Lombardo tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal he was aware of the previously unreported figure because his department’s forensics lab is working with the FBI to process all ballistics evidence.