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Famous Dave's

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Takeout counters a drop-off in visits at Famous Dave’s

The barbecue chain says to-go comps at company stores rose 6.8%, holding the decline in overall same-store sales to 0.8%. Franchisees' domestic comps rose 0.7%.

Financing

Famous Dave’s buys back 10 franchise restaurants

The chain's to-go and catering business has surged, while dine-in business has fallen.

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The chain is replacing an existing unit with a fast-casual model, and many others could follow if it works, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

But sales at franchised locations continue to slump as the barbecue chain seeks to boost its off-premise operations.

Coming off a major new menu change, the barbecue chain looks for new ways to boost revenue.

The funding comes in part from the parent of Google.

This week's head-spinning restaurant moments included a suggestion in court that the "b" in IHOb stood for "bad news for Applebee's." That's just one of the long-shot gambles that came to light as oddsmakers considered the likelihood of restaurants charging into sports betting and who'll win the chain vs. independent bout.

The company reported its second-straight profitable quarter.

A parade of concepts have embraced the staple as their big customer lure.

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