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Published: Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 8:15 AM
MIDDLETOWN — Middletown’s newest eatery opens on Monday.
Hardee’s will return to Middletown after an absence of more than a decade in the city.
The new restaurant on South Breiel Boulevard opens Monday, said Leslie Young, PRG vice president of operations. It will be the company’s ninth location.
“We’re really excited to open in Middletown,” she said.
Young, who started as a Hardee’s drive-thru cashier 31 years ago, said there was a high demand to bring franchises back to Middletown and Hamilton. She said PRG opened its Hamilton store on Jan. 8 at 1510 S. Erie Blvd. She said the Middletown store will be the third it has opened in the last three months, including a location in Columbus.
“There was a Hardee’s in both towns before, and the company periodically revisits communities where they used to operate in past,” she said. “There was a high demand for these locations.”
According to this new organization’s archives, the previous Hardee’s location in Middletown was located on Towne Boulevard and was razed along with another restaurant in 2006 for the Kroger Marketplace that opened in 2007.
Young said each of the new restaurants represent a $1.7 million investment in the community and will have about 75 full- and part-time employees. She said the general managers for both of the new restaurants are from the area. She said they are still looking to hire more employees and those interested can apply online to prghd.com.
She said people are drawn to Hardee’s because of their thick Angus hamburgers, biscuits made from scratch and chicken tenders that are breaded and battered at each store.
“We have a lot of things that are made from scratch,” Young said.
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 2:44 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 10:16 PM
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Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 4:32 PM
— Chipotle is moving about 150 positions to Ohio as part of a corporate reshuffling.
The fast casual burrito chain will move most of its corporate functions to a new office in California, but will also be moving support jobs to an existing office in Columbus.
Chipotle stated in a press release that the move will mean growing its current Columbus workforce from 100 to more than 250 employees.
Consolidating the jobs to Columbus will provide “access to high-quality talent and offers cost advantages,” the company stated.
“Through technology and the consolidation of talent, we’ll create a world class Shared Services Center with increased productivity and quality services supporting our employees and our restaurants,” stated Chipotle chief finance officer Jack Hartung.
Over the next six months, Chipotle will transition its Denver and New York office functions to Newport Beach and Columbus. After the jobs are moved to Newport Beach, Calif., and Columbus, the company will close its Denver and New York City offices.
Chipotle will share more details on its plans on an investor call June 27.
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 1:50 PM
— How healthy are older adults in Ohio? Not great compared to other states, but slightly better than last year, according to a new report by UnitedHealth Foundation.
The foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report ranked Ohio 34th among the 50 states. In 2017, Ohio ranked 35th.
The report assesses of the health of seniors at the national and state levels, according to the foundation, which was established by insurance company UnitedHealth Group.
The report’s key findings for Ohio include:
Nationally, the findings state:
Published: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018 @ 10:24 PM
Tonight: Decreasing clouds are expected for the rest of today. If a stray shower does develop, it will be isolated. A mild night is expected again with temperatures dropping into the middle to upper 60s.
Memorial Day: Monday should be a dry day, but once again an isolated shower or storm can’t be ruled out. It will be hot with highs near 90 degrees, possibly the first day of the year to reach into the 90s.
Tuesday: Another hot day is expected with highs near 90 under mostly sunny skies. The remnants of Subtropical Storm Alberto will bring the chance for rain into the area late Tuesday, but most of the day will be dry.
Wednesday: The chance for rain, maybe storms, continues with highs in the middle 80s.
Thursday: Remnants of Alberto will give us more rain; highs will be in the middle 80s.