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Operations

Famous Dave's intends to ride ghost kitchens' evolution

The barbecue brand is aiming for 50 locations, with 25 coming from its recent deal with Johnny Carino's.

Financing

Bankruptcy caps a long and twisty history for Ruby Tuesday

A pioneer of casual dining, the concept has persevered through much in its nearly five decades.

The struggling casual dining chain has shed 185 locations during the pandemic and is down to 250 locations.

The company, in a proxy battle with its longtime activist, explains its decision to back away from Punch Bowl Social.

Chef Aaron Staudenmaier shares how he aims to create “revved up” American dishes that set the chain’s menu apart and position it for growth.

The company blamed coronavirus for the filing and said it needs to renegotiate leases and cut back on debt.

The moves underscore the polished-casual brand’s progress toward pre-pandemic performance levels.

The high-volume chain plans to open a restaurant providing self-service as well as table service, for beer and food. New technology will be the enabler.

Included in the development plan is one location of the company's drive-thru concept, Jaggers.

Early evidence suggests they can, which could be crucial to their future, but it’s still early, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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