Tim Hortons To Compete Against Dunkin' Donuts In Dayton Area

December 07, 2016

Tim Hortons To Compete Against Dunkin' Donuts In Dayton Area

Tim Hortons is aggressively expanding restaurants around the Dayton area, in an effort to compete with Dunkin' Donuts. The company will open about 10 new restaurants in Troy, Riverside, Moraine and other Dayton-surrounding cities.

Ampex Brands CEO Tabbassum Mumtaz said Tim Hortons is a well-known name, bringing in customers at all hours of the day. According to Mumtaz, the Ohio franchisee wants to grow the brand in the Dayton area.

Mumtaz said he looks forward to the competition with Dunkin' Donuts, which has also been aggressively expanding its company in the area.

He said current plans include seven to 10 new Tim Hortons restaurants during the next three years in Dayton and surrounding towns. The company has already started construction or development in three locations:

  • In Moraine - Construction is taking place at the site that was once a KFC restaurant. The location is set to be a bit smaller than other Tim Hortons (around 1,600 square feet). It will offer seating for 22 people inside with additional 12 outside as well as a drive- through. Mumtaz said the restaurant could be in operation by end of December.
  • In Troy - The restaurant, which is being built on the old Sonic Drive-In lot, will include seating for 28 people with another 12 on the patio.
  • In Riverside - The plan is to tear down the building that was once a Pizza Hut in late December. The restaurant, weather permitted, will be open before March.

Mumtaz said each new location would hire between 30 and 35 employees.

Ampex Brands, which is based in Texas, operates a number of franchise restaurants in 17 states - A&W Restaurants, KFC, Long John Silver's and Taco Bell. The company is looking to expand the presence of Tim Hortons in the central Ohio region and Columbus.

Ampex Brands Chief Development Officer, Jim Liguori is pleased with the stability and established customer base of the Dayton area, crediting both the university system and Wright- Patterson Air Force Base.