“We knew Ohio would be the next state we wanted to enter,” he said. Plans call for opening an additional six to eight restaurants in the Cincinnati region, starting with a location in the West Chester area, Ansley said. “We’ll probably sign the lease in the next few weeks” for that location, he said.
Ansley, a 1993 graduate of the University of Dayton, is also franchise owner of 42 Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Florida. His Bagger Dave’s eateries “are full-service restaurants, not fast-casual with counter service,” he said.
Each Bagger Dave’s offers “build-your-own” and signature burgers, hand-cut fries, soups, salads, a collection of bourbons and 10 craft-beer taps “that will feature local craft beer,” Ansley said. The restaurant chain’s slogan is “Different kinds of burgers, different kinds of beer.”
Several other restaurants, including Milano’s Atlantic City Submarines, Chick-fil-A, and Archer’s Tavern, have announced they’ll be opening restaurants in the mixed-use development near the I-675/Wilmington Pike interchange. Anchor tenant Costco is already open, and a Kroger store and Cabela’s outdoor store also have submitted plans to be the second and third retail anchors for the development.