Dayton Art Institute set to reopen Leo Bistro
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Dayton Art Institute set to reopen Leo Bistro

Dayton Art Institute set to reopen Leo Bistro
The Dayton Art Institute

Leo Bistro, the restaurant inside the Dayton Art Institute, will reopen in July with a new café concept.

Dayton Art Institute set to reopen Leo Bistro


The Dayton Art Institute has announced plans to partner with Ohio company AVI Foodsystems, Inc. to bring a new dining concept to their restaurant, Leo Bistro at the museum. The Bistro is set to reopen on Wednesday, July 11.

“After reviewing a number of options, we are excited to partner with AVI Foodsystems, Inc. as Leo Bistro’s new manager, offering a new model that will best meet the needs of museum guests and the downtown community,” said The Dayton Art Institute’s Director & CEO Michael R. Roediger. “Beginning July 11, Leo Bistro will be open during all regular museum hours, offering a variety of fresh food and drink options.”

Leo Bistro will feature a fast-casual concept, serving freshly made Boar’s Head deli sandwiches, soups, and bakery items from Boosalis Bakery of Centerville, as well as proudly serving hand-crafted Starbucks coffees, other specialty beverages, and a selection of beers and wines. Leo Bistro’s new selections and extended hours are being added to better respond to customer feedback and interest. Museum members will continue to receive a discount on purchases at Leo Bistro.

AVI Foodsystems, Inc., based in Warren, Ohio, is America’s largest, family-owned and operated food and hospitality provider, serving clients in the business, education, healthcare, and leisure sectors. Celebrating nearly 60 years of continued success, AVI continues to grow and expand into new geographic markets and business segments.

“Thank you to everyone for your patience during this transition,” added Roediger. “We hope you will visit for lunch, a snack, or a cup of coffee, and that you will meet friends and business colleagues often at Leo Bistro.”

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