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BBQ chain to relocate flagship restaurant

OinkADoodleMoo will close its original restaurant at 322 Union Boulevard in Englewood in the next few months prior to opening a new location in the Randolph Plaza in Clayton.

“We’re shooting for June 15” for an opening date for the new restaurant at 8383 N. Main St., according to Steve Meyer, chief operating officer and franchisee of the localBBQ chain. OinkADoodleMoo also operates restaurants in Kettering, Huber Heights, downtown Dayton, and in Richmond, Ind., along with a mobile unit at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The Randolph Plaza location, at 2,000 square feet, will be bigger than the current Englewood restaurant, which has 1,400 square feet, Meyer said. Seating capacity will grow from 22 to about 45. The current restaurant employs six; Meyer said he’ll hire about nine additional employees.

The current Englewood location shares space with JD’s Custard, which is closed about five months of the year, Meyer said. The new location will offer more drive-by traffic and visibility than the Union Boulevard location, and will be closer to Good Samaritan Hospital, which is a frequent catering destination for OinkADoodleMoo, Meyer said. It will also have a game room, making it more family-friendly for diners, he said.

The added space also will allow the restaurant to introduce retail products, including bottled sauces, the restaurant’s BBQ rub and other items.

The Randolph Plaza space previously housed a dry cleaners store. Meyer said he has begun the process of choosing subcontractors to renovate the space and is close to finalizing the details of the lease. The Englewood restaurant will close a few weeks before the new Clayton location opens, the franchise owner and company COO said.

OinkADoodleMoo was founded in fall 2009 with the opening of the Englewood location.

In June 2012, OinkADoodleMoo was named one of Forbes “Hot Little Restaurant Chains You Can Buy Into Now” list, one of only five small chains in the country to be mentioned.

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