breaking news

Suspect in custody after Bellaire Avenue stabbing in Springfield 

JUST IN: Krispy Krunchy ‘gas station chicken’ is expanding like CRAZY


Krispy Krunchy Chicken — affectionately known locally as “gas-station chicken” — had a banner year in 2017, and rest assured that Miami Valley fried-chicken enthusiasts did their part to fuel that growth.

The national chain, based in Lafayette, Louisiana, “finished 2017 with another year of tremendous growth, opening another 509 stores, to bring their global locations number to 2,294,” the company announced Thursday, Feb. 1.

RELATED: YOU can taste the fried chicken Thrillist just named ‘Best in U.S.’ right here in Dayton (July 2017)

Krispy Krunchy added a Dayton-area location in Bellbrook just three months ago, at the Bellbrook Marathon gas station and convenience store at 4491 State Route 725 East at Wilmington Pike.

RELATED: New ‘Krispy Krunchy Chicken’ shop now OPEN in Bellbrook

According to Krispy Krunchy Chicken’s web site, Krispy Krunchy Chicken can also be found at the Town & Country Shell station at 3960 Far Hills Ave. at Strooop Road in Kettering; in Springfield at Doc’s Drive Thru & Grocery at 908 W. North St.; and at 27 S. Dorset Road in Troy. You can check for Krispy Krunchy locations on the chain’s web site.

TOP STORY: The Greene evicts one of its own restaurants

“It has been another year of bringing our brand to thousands of chicken lovers across the world,” Neal Onebane, founder and CEO of Krispy Krunchy Chicken, said in a release. “As big as 2017 was for us, we have even bigger plans for 2018 and look forward to the opportunities this next year will bring.”

RELATED: Popeyes opens 4th Dayton-area restaurant; 5th on the way

In 2017, Krispy Krunchy Chicken sold 14 million Chicken Breasts, 24.5 million Chicken Wings, 20 million Chicken Thighs, and 20 million Chicken Legs.

RELATED: Gas station chicken? Here’s why it’s a must-try

The chain operates in 41 states, and in Malaysia and American Samoa. Established in 1989, Krispy Krunchy Chicken was developed out of the founder’s convenience store chain.

RELATED: Chicken competition intensifies with new-restaurant openings



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in News

Girl, 16, killed when UTV crashes into Georgia lake
Girl, 16, killed when UTV crashes into Georgia lake

A 16-year-old girl was killed when the utility terrain vehicle in which she was riding crashed and went into a lake, authorities said. Kate Jones, 16, of Athens, was submerged when the UTV rolled into the lake on private property, Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said on Facebook. The incident happened about midnight. A deputy and a firefighter dived...
Elwell: La Niña unleashes threat for flooding across Ohio Valley, Midwest
Elwell: La Niña unleashes threat for flooding across Ohio Valley, Midwest

It is around this time of year that I must admit, I am ready to rush spring. While I do love a good snow storm, I’m not a big fan of gray and dreary days with the landscape still being brown. But it appears we are in store for a lot more of this gloomy weather over the coming days and, perhaps, weeks. You may remember months ago our Storm Center...
NRA-endorsed Gov. John Kasich now says it’s time for gun restrictions
NRA-endorsed Gov. John Kasich now says it’s time for gun restrictions

Republican Gov. John Kasich says it’s time to reconsider a ban on assault weapons — a dramatic change of heart that raises the question: Will Kasich use the bully pulpit to champion changes to gun laws in Ohio? In October, following the massacre that killed 58 people and injured more than 800 in Las Vegas, Kasich said he supports banning...
Meet Janice Bryant Howroyd, the first African-American woman to run a $1 billion business
Meet Janice Bryant Howroyd, the first African-American woman to run a $1 billion business

Janice Bryant Howroyd, 65, is founder and chief executive of Act 1 Group, an employment agency that also provides consulting and business services, including background checks and screening. She’s the first African-American woman to operate a company that generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue, according to Black Enterprise Magazine...
Fire department raffles AR-15 rifle, draws criticism
Fire department raffles AR-15 rifle, draws criticism

A California fire department is facing criticism after offering an AR-15 rifle as a raffle prize at a fundraiser just days after police said a 19-year-old used the same weapon to gun down 17 people at a high school in Florida. Allison Merrill told the Sacramento Bee that she was so offended by the gun, which was raffled Saturday during the Cameron...
More Stories