By Mark Fisher
The Dayton-based Submarine House restaurant chain is looking to add two new locations this year, in Huber Heights and in the Centerville-Kettering area, co-owner and spokesman Brody Danner said Wednesday.
Submarine House officials have submitted plans to Huber Heights city officials to convert a former Fifth Third Bank branch at 5376 Taylorsville Road near Ohio 202 into a bar-and-grill style restaurant that would seat about 100, Danner said. He cautioned that the sandwich chain has not closed on the real estate deal, and the property must be rezoned for the project to move forward, he said. A rezoning application is scheduled to go before the Huber Heights Planning Commission next week, city officials said.
Plans call for adding about 1,200 square feet to the existing 2,300-square-foot building, Danner said. The restaurant would employ 40 to 50. If approved and finalized, the Submarine House would be the second location for franchise owner Robin McGrath, who also operates a Submarine House in Troy.
Danner said Submarine House officials are “actively looking” in the Centerville-Kettering area to add another location also in 2016.
Submarine House was founded in Dayton in 1973 and operates seven locations in the Dayton area, and one in Hilliard near Columbus.