There has been a very noticible increase in new and improved restaurant options on Route 5/Genesee Street in Oneida. Within the last year, the McDonald's remodeled as did Pepi's Pizza. Now a new restaurant has opened.

Tim Horton's is the Canadian-based donut and coffee chain founded by an icon of hockey. Wendy's owns the brand and for the last 15 years has expanded T-Ho's footprint into the United States. There are Tim Horton's locations in Syracuse and Oswego. The new Oneida location is the closest the franchise has gotten to Utica or Rome.