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Famous Dave's

Operations

Famous Dave's test-drives a slew of potential growth vehicles

The experiments come as the barbecue chain and sister concept Granite City are finding traction with dual branding, ghost kitchens and new service models.

Financing

Famous Dave's cites proof of a rebound for casual dining

The barbecue chain andd its sister concept Granite City Food and Brewery both saw sales soar in March, thanks to easing restrictions, vaccinations and easy comparisons.

The surge in value of companies like GameStop and AMC reminds RB’s The Bottom Line of the time when hedge funders drove up stock in the barbecue chain—and almost destroyed it.

Third-quarter results were mixed for smaller-cap public restaurant companies.

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

Carino's units will also serve as ghost kitchens for the barbecue brand.

A single restaurant in Colorado features the menus of both brands.

BBQ Holdings closed on two additions to its concept portfolio during Q1--exactly as the pandemic hit.

Gaining popularity pre-coronavirus, virtual kitchens are seeing increased interest as operators look to make up for lost dine-in revenue.

Famous Dave's received $7.2 million, and sister concept Granite City obtained $5.8 million.

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