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Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 @ 7:27 AM
— Black Rock Bar & Grill is seeking to hire as many as 170 employees for its new restaurant that is gearing up to open in the coming weeks in front of the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek.
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“We have started accepting applications, but have not started interviewing yet,” Jonathan Curtis, a regional manager for the new restaurant, told this news outlet. “We are hoping to start (interviewing) next week. Our goal for opening will be close to 170 team members.”
Applications are being accepted at www.bwjonesgrp.com. The Black Rock franchisee, Jones Group, also operates Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants outside Ohio.
Caleb Ward, spokesman for the Black Rock Bar & Grill franchise owners, said the restaurant’s founders “are hoping for a mid-April opening.”
The 280-seat restaurant will be the first in the Dayton area from Michigan-based Black Rock Bar & Grill, which operates a dozen locations in Michigan and Florida and one in the Toledo area. The Fairfield Commons property formerly held a Don Pablo’s Mexican restaurant, which closed its doors in September 2016 and was demolished last year to pave the way for construction of the new 8,200-square-foot restaurant.
“I don’t think you could ask for a better location,” Ward told this news outlet late last year of the Fairfield Commons space in Beavercreek.
Black Rock Bar & Grill serves entrees on a 755-degree volcanic rock, allowing diners to cook their meals to their liking. The entrees range from steaks, scallops and shrimp to hot dogs.
“The diversity of our menu is our strength,” Ward said. “And we serve everyone, whether you’re wearing a business suit to flip-flops. We cater to everybody.”
Mall at Fairfield Commons officials said in a release last year that Black Rock will offer a “unique dining experience” and will be “the perfect complement to the types of dining options that we are able to showcase to our visitors.”
The area in and around the Mall at Fairfield Commons has seen a surge in new-to-the-Dayton-market restaurants, including Giordano’s Chicago-style pizza and Flyby BBQ, which opened on the same day last month. Joining their ranks soon will be Jason’s Deli, which will open next door to Giordano’s across the street from the mall in the coming months.