6 new restaurant options coming to Butler County in 2018

There’s no shortage of dining options in Butler County, but more are already on the way. New eateries will allow local diners to grab anything from a Mediterranean gyro, bagel sandwiches and burgers to chicken fingers, pizza and soft serve ice cream.

There are at least six new places that will open new locations in Fairfield, West Chester Twp., Oxford and Liberty Twp. in 2018.

Taziki’s Mediterranean Café (West Chester Twp.)

Birmingham Ala.-based Taziki’s Mediterranean Café plans to open its first Butler County location by March at 7841 Tylersville Road in West Chester Twp.

Taziki’s Mediterranean Café is known for its healthy meal options, including grilled salmon, tomato basil sandwich, fresh-grilled Mediterranean gyros, fresh prepared meats and numerous seafood, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Operating partner Matthew Warren told this media outlet the restaurant starts with fresh ingredients and makes everything from scratch, including dressings, sauces and other items.

Skally’s Restaurant (West Chester Twp.)

New dining option Skally’s Restaurant plans to open by the spring at 9885 Civic Centre Blvd. in the Streets of West Chester shopping center.

The business, which has operated a location on West Galbraith Road in North College Hill since 1983, serves bread produced next door at Skally’s Old World Bakery. That allows it to serve freshly made bagel sandwiches, pizzas, gyros and pita pocket sandwiches made with ham, turkey, roast beef or tuna, according to co-founder Drew Skally.

It could add a host of new items for the new location, including pita wraps, Reuben in a pita, salads with house-made dressings, soups, chili and gluten-free options, but “nothing is definite right now,” Skally told the Journal-News.

The new location also will serve as a catering operation to nearby businesses, Skally said.

Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers (Fairfield)

Guthrie’s Chicken Fingers is coming to Fairfield’s new Stockton Station, a $2 million project being built at 6775 Dixie Highway in Fairfield.

Started in Alabama in 1965, the restaurant chain considers itself the “original chicken finger specialists,” as it started to serve the now-common dish in the 1970s.

Rapid Fired Pizza (Fairfield)

Rapid Fired Pizza, which serves fresh-made pizza in just 180 seconds, is another eatery scheduled to open next year at Stockton Station in Fairfield

It offers its own craft pizza selections or a choice of more than 35 fresh toppings and a dozen different sauces to create one’s own pizza.

For those watching carbs or counting calories, Rapid Fired offers four craft salads starting at less than 400 calories. Custom salads may be created with one’s own choice of fresh toppings.

Dairy Queen (Liberty Twp.)

A Dairy Queen restaurant is coming to Liberty Twp.’s growing downtown Bethany area this coming spring.

The 2,612-square-foot eatery is planned for a 1.54-acre site at the southeast corner of Cincinnati-Dayton Road and Wyandot Lane, about half a mile north of Ohio 129 Cincinnati-Dayton Road exit.

Once constructed, it will be one of two Dairy Queens in Butler County,.

Burger King (Oxford)

A new Burger King is coming to 2.7 acres at 5093 College Corner Pike in Oxford.

The project, which city council greenlighted in October, will be situated AutoZone at 5075 College Corner Pike and a State Farm Insurance office at 5115 College Corner Pike, both on the west side of the road.

The 2,800-square-foot building will seat 61 customers.

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