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Popular local restaurant back in action after owner returns from surgery

Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 3:46 PM
Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 @ 9:38 AM

Voltzy's Hamburger & Rootbeer Stand has been celebrating/lambasting the famous and infamous for nearly 30 years.
Jim Ingram
Voltzy's Hamburger & Rootbeer Stand has been celebrating/lambasting the famous and infamous for nearly 30 years.(Jim Ingram)

Voltzy’s Rootbeer Stand will reopen today, Tuesday Sept. 3, after being shut down for three weeks as founder and owner Rick Volz recovered from surgery.

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Volz said last month on his restaurant’s Facebook page that he would be undergoing foot surgery. 

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A more extensive foot surgery in 2006 shut down Voltzy’s Rootbeer Stand for more than four months. 

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The popular eatery at 4668 Springboro Pike in Moraine is known for its burgers, house-made soups, slaw dogs, coneys and root beer floats. But beyond the food, Voltzy’s is perhaps even better-known for the larger-than-life personality of its owner, who greets customers by name with good-natured, often R-rated insults delivered in rapid-fired fashion.

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Customers who call in their orders in advance at (937) 299-1440 are — sometimes — spared the most colorful of Volz’s insults.

Voltzy burger.

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A Dayton-area restaurant known just as much for its owner’s big personality as its food will shut its doors temporarily.

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Voltzy’s Rootbeer Stand at 4668 Springboro Pike in Moraine will be closed at least through Friday, owner Rick Volz says on the restaurant’s voicemail. 

He announced on Facebook and Voltzy’s voicemail that he will undergo a toe amputation. 

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“Depending on how well I heal, I will let everyone know when we re-open,” Volz said in his voicemail greeting.  

He urged customers to follow the restaurant’s Facebook page for updates.

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Voltzy’s is best known for its burgers, house-made soups, slaw dogs, coneys and root beer floats. 

Rick Volz at his root beer stand in June 2013. FILE PHOTO

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People also go there for a fun-loving back-and-forth with Voltz. 

The restaurant closed in May 2016 when Volz entered the hospital for foot surgery. It re-opened that October. 

The “Voltzy’s Recovery” fundraiser Connie Lambert West launched at that time on GoFundMe raised nearly $6,000 to help Volz with his medical bills.

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The restaurant remained open when Volz had a surgery in March 2017. 

Voltzy’s Root Beer Stand in Moraine.