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Checkers to open on Elmwood Avenue this month

A new Checkers restaurant will open in Buffalo at 1969 Elmwood Ave. in the Regal Cinema Plaza on Oct. 20.

It’s the second location for brother and sister franchisees Gail Gentry and Bill Nowak. They opened their first store at 2563 Union Road in Cheektowaga last year.

The team said customers have requested a location in that neighborhood and they’re looking into requests for locations in other neighborhoods.

“Buffalo people are very direct and will tell us what they want and expect,” Nowak said. “So in a way it can be more challenging, but if we listen to our customers, they make it easier to react in positive directions.”

The partners said they think the Buffalo metro area can handle a total of five to 10 locations, and hope to open up to eight more.

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