Did you know that 65% of Americans plan a picnic or barbecue to celebrate the 4th of July. More hot dogs are eaten in July than any other month of the year, according to the National Sausage and Hot Dog Council (NHDSC). Americans are expected to eat 155 million hot dogs over the July 4th holiday alone. Americans buy 750 million pounds of chicken leading up to the Fourth of July celebrations. Last year we spent $203 million just on condiments for Fourth of July. This is more than the $92 million we spend on chips and $60.3 million we spend on dip. About 68.3 million cases of beer are sold over the Fourth of July weekend, which according to the Nielsen Company, accounts for over 5 percent of the national annual beer consumption.
It’s these kind of numbers that make many restaurants take advantage of this slow time in their to close down, give their staff time off and do some general maintenance on their buildings and equipment that can’t be done while they are open.
Here are some of the local closings we know about that are taking an extended holiday:
Ashley’s Pastry Shop– reopens July 10th
21 Park Ave, Dayton, OH 45419
Providing fresh baked goodness in Dayton, Ohio since 1982. Serving cupcakes, wedding cakes, cookies & more, including gluten-free options.
Bill’s Donuts– reopens Sunday, July 8th at 3pm
268 N Main St, Centerville, OH 45459
Landmark bake shop turning out donuts, cookies, pastries & coffee in an old-fashioned setting.
Company 7 BBQ – Re-opening Monday July 9th at 11am.
1001 S Main St, Englewood, OH 45322
Award winning, slow-cooked BBQ in a friendly, upscale atmosphere with a Drive Through
Franco’s Ristorante Italiano – will reopen on Monday, July 9th
Mamma DiSalvo’s – reopens Friday July 6th at noon
1375 E. Stroop Rd. – Kettering, Ohio 45440
Old-school Italian eatery serving pizza, pasta & other classics, plus wine, in a relaxed setting.
Closing just on the 4th of July:
Branch & Bone
Hairless Hare Brewery
Jimmie’s Ladder 11
Old Scratch Pizza
The Rootbeer Stand- closed Tues, July 3rd & Wed, July 4th
Wheat Penny Oven & Grill
If you know of other restaurants closing down for the holiday, please share in the comments below: