Published: Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 1:44 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 23, 2017 @ 6:00 AM
By: Mark Fisher
— The Dayton-area franchise owner of Tudor’s Biscuit World announced that the second Dayton-area Tudor’s will be built early next year at 124 N. Broad St. in Fairborn.
“We closed on the property in Fairborn today, and we anticipate construction to begin early next year, weather permitting, with opening planned for early spring,” Tudor’s Biscuit World franchise owner Hank Roysden said in an interview on Monday, Nov. 13.
The adjacent lots at 122 and 130 N. Broad St. were part of the transaction. Once constructed, the 2,500-square-foot restaurant will seat 40 to 50 diners, Roysden said.
Tudor’s Biscuit World has operated a restaurant at 810 W. Second St. in Xenia for eight years. Roysden said last month that he is poised to expand the chain’s footprint across the Miami Valley.
“I’d like to open several restaurants within a 30- to 35-mile radius,” Roysden said.
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The new Fairborn restaurant will employ about 20.
The chain is based in Charleston, West Virginia, and operates about 70 restaurants in the state, along with a handful in southeast Ohio and eastern Kentucky.
The Xenia Tudor’s Biscuit World opened eight years ago.
“The first couple years we were open, it was a struggle,” Roysden said. “We are doing much better now.”
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The restaurant owner recently sold a handful of Dayton-area H&R Block franchise tax-preparation offices in order to focus his attention on expanding Tudor’s Biscuit World in the area, and he believes the time is right.
“The food is really good,” Roysden said. “The biscuits and gravy is our most popular dish, and we serve all-beef hot dogs and one-third-pound hamburgers. The sausage and bacon we get is top quality.”
He also likes the flexibility Tudor’s affords to its franchise owners as to menu items.
“On Fridays, we serve liver and onions, and we also have fried green tomatoes — those are things other Tudor’s don’t have,” Roysden said.
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Fairborn Assistant City Manager Mike Gebhart said last month that a Tudor’s Biscuit World will help solidify the rebirth of the Broad Street area on which the city has been focusing re-development efforts. And it will provide an attractive dining option for Fairborn residents and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base employees.
“This will help us continue the energy for those development efforts,” Gebhart said. “Plus, it’s great food.”