MIAMISBURG — A restaurant in Miamisburg has permanently closed.
According to a social media Publish of Rye Toast, located at 1015 South Main Street, the restaurant closed permanently Thursday due to “rising cost of goods.”
“Well, it is with a heavy heart that I must inform everyone that due to the rising cost of goods, we are permanently closed as of today 6/9/22! I am very saddened by this and it was such a great time to meet so many wonderful people,” the post said.
Restaurant owner and chef Tom Tiner told News Center 7 that rising merchandise and operating costs could be something he could pass on to customers, he doesn’t think that’s fair. for them.
“It’s a huge price increase that even though people say they’re willing to pay more for good food, it’s just an increase that would be way more than we could actually charge,” said Tiner.
Tiner said he brought in customers as they cleaned up the store to close, expressing their sadness – even people who didn’t show up said they wanted them to succeed.
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The restaurant had been in business for a little over a year.
Going into it, Tiner said he knew 2021 would be a struggle, but he believed it was one he could overcome.
He said that was until he was hit by rising food, gas and operations costs in 2022.
“It’s a numbers game that unfortunately a lot of small mom and pop shops won’t be able to keep up with,” Tiner said.
Tiner said he’s been in the business for over 30 years and has invested heavily in Rye Toast.
“I poured my heart and soul into it, and my staff poured their hearts into it, it’s very sad. I feel very deflated,” he said.
“Small business owners, it’s supposed to be the American dream, but unfortunately it’s much harder to succeed these days,” he added.
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