Dunkin’, formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts, is coming to Fostoria. The Fostoria Planning Commission approved plans for the donut and coffee chain during a Thursday meeting. Construction will start in March for a location at 918 North County Line Street.
That location might sound familiar. A developer had planned to build a Tim Horton’s at the same spot but then backed out of the proposal.
Dunkin’ will employ between 25 and 30 people. They plan to open about three months after construction starts.
FOSTORIA — Coffee aficionados and those with a sweet tooth in Fostoria will soon have a new place to visit.
Dunkin’ is coming to town.
The Fostoria Planning Commission on Thursday approved plans for the coffee and baked goods chain — formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts — to add a restaurant at 918 N. Countyline St.
Residents may be familiar with that spot as the one where a Tim Hortons was slated to be built and in operation by June 2018.
Instead, Tim Hortons’ rival plans to begin construction on the property in March and aims to be serving customers about 90 days afterward.
“We’re happy to have this project happening on Countyline,” Mayor Eric Keckler said after the planning commission gave its approval on Thursday. “We welcome this brand-new addition to Fostoria. It certainly builds some confidence in Fostoria to build that business inward. We’re excited to see it, especially with the really aggressive timeline they’ve put out there.”
Development lead Paul Rubenstein said after the meeting that the Fostoria restaurant will cover just under 1,900 square feet.
In addition to the restaurant’s regular drive-thru lane, one will be built specifically for those who have placed mobile orders via the Dunkin’ app.
Dunkin’ will have one driveway and about 25 parking spaces. Traffic lights will be adjusted to control the exit traffic onto Countyline Street.
Rubenstein said the restaurant will employ between 25 and 30 people.
Dunkin’ is based in Quincy, Massachusetts, where it began as Dunkin’ Donuts in 1950. The chain now has nearly 12,000 restaurants worldwide.
The new name was adopted this month.