RIO RANCHO – Dion’s, the pizza restaurant chain, broke ground this week on a new restaurant on Unser, south of Southern, near the IHOP restaurant.
The 5,300-square-foot restaurant will have capacity for 164 people and is scheduled to open in the fall.
Dion’s bought the site in Cabezon Commons in 2011 and decided to build now because of recent growth in the area, said Dion’s Marketing Director Deena Crawley.
She said they plan to hire between 65 and 70 people for the new restaurant.
Dion’s also has locations at 4101 High Resort in Rio Rancho and in Bernalillo near the Walmart on N.M. 528.