Charley s Philly Steaks opened Sept. 17, 2019, at Cincinnati Premium Outlets. The 665-square-foot restaurant offers grilled-to-order sandwiches like the store s signature Philly Cheesesteak, Pepperoni Cheesesteak, Bacon 3 Cheesesteak and Chicken California Sandwich. CONTRIBUTED
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New businesses: Philly steak and sandwich vendor, doughnut chain coming to area

Cincinnati Premium Outlets on Tuesday welcomed a new restaurant offering grilled-to-order sandwiches like the store’s signature Philly Cheesesteak, Pepperoni Cheesesteak, Bacon 3 Cheesesteak and Chicken California Sandwich.

Charley’s Philly Steaks aims to deliver quality grilled sandwiches and Philly steaks that are made with premium ingredients.

The 665-square-foot restaurant is located in the food court, between guest services and Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen. It replaces Steak It Out.

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In addition to Charley’s Philly Steak opening, Cincinnati Premium Outlets will be welcoming an UGG holiday pop-up store in mid-October. The UGG holiday pop-up store will be located in a 2,200-square foot space in Suite 622 near Skechers.

It has been a busy 2019 for Cincinnati Premium Outlets, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in August. So far this year, the outlet mall has welcomed an AT&T store, Pepper Palace, Proletics, Puma and Vans.

Coming soon are a Fanatics by Lids and a Bass Factory holiday pop-out location.

Holiday pop-up shops will remain open through the end of January 2020, according to Simon Premium Outlets, the outlet mall’s parent company.

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The new, next generation Dunkin’ store coming to Middletown is expected to open late this week, according to Pat Gilligan, CEO of Gilligan Company in Cincinnati.

“We’re in the process of training our staff at other locations,” he said.

Gilligan said the Middletown location will be their 29th Dunkin’ location in the Cincinnati/Dayton region.

According to city building permit application, the renovation project was estimated at $250,000 to convert the one-story, 1,915-square-foot building at 1300 S. Breiel Blvd. which formerly housed a Marco’s Pizza store.

As of late July, there were nearly 300 “next generation design” Dunkin’ locations of the nearly 9,000 operating across the nation, according to Don Auer, Dunkin’ operations manager.

The Middletown location will feature new digital technology, a digital menu board, mobile ordering drive-through. It will also feature a new tap system that will be able to dispense several types of coffee, such as Nitro Coffee, Cold Brew, Iced Coffee and Iced Tea, as well as limited time flavors.

“It will have a brighter, more contemporary interior for our guests who are on the go,” he said. “The doughnut cases will be up front for customers to see like a jewelry counter.”

Gilligan Company was founded in Columbus in 1993 and employs more than 900 people in Ohio. It operates more than 75 convenience stores and quick-service restaurants, as well as transporting more than 200 million gallons of fuel annually to its customers, according to its website. To apply online for a position, visit

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